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Indonesian seafarer dies after falling from Wan Hai boxship

A seafarer died yesterday after falling from the 1993-built Wan Hai Lines containership Wan Hai 212 at Taichung Port.

The incident happened when the 62-year old crewmember, an Indonesian national, was doing unloading work onboard the 1,325 teu ship and fell, suffering severe head trauma. He died shortly after arriving to a local hospital. Local police have classed the case as an accident.

According to a spokesperson for Wan Hai Lines, the company is coordinating with the relatives of the deceased crew for the arrangement of his funeral affairs.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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