Filipino officer dies from fall in Japan

The third officer of the small Japanese general cargo vessel, Asian Infinity (6,832 dwt; built 2010), fell to his death late on Wednesday night.

The Filipino seafarer was checking holds after the ship had finished offloading at Soma port on the west coast of Japan when the accident happened at 2240 hrs. He was rushed to hospital with severe head injuries and was declared dead two hours later.

The registered operator of the Panama-flagged ship according to Equasis is Unitra Maritime.

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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