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Police investigating mysterious deaths of two Ukranian seafarers

Police are investigating two mysterious deaths onboard a Maltese-flagged ship docked in Turkey.

Two half-naked Ukranian seafarers were found dead on the Seven Seas-controlled bulk carrier Amapola yesterday. The ship was docked for repair at Desan Shipyard in Turkey when the bodies of Oleksiy Voytsov, 34, and Sergi Kravchenko, 33, were found in their rooms.

“While feeling sorrow over the fact that this incident took place inside our shipyard, we do not have any information,” a statement from the yard said.

“According to the information we obtained from the shipyard’s doctor, two sailors were found dead and half naked in the bathroom of the [ship’s] cabin while the ship was taken in for maintenance. The police are investigating,” Muhsin Divan, Desan’s ceo, told local media.

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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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