Cracked pipe kills seafarer

A Ukrainian seafarer was killed yesterday in Bangladesh when a cracked engine pipe onboard the general cargo ship Camilla gushed scolding hot water in the ship’s engine room.

The man, named in local media as Basil Kairil, was rushed to a local hospital in Chittagong, but was declared dead on arrival.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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