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Seafarer dies after falling from CSL bulker

A Canadian crewmember from handysize bulk carrier Spruceglen died after he fell off the ship into the St Lawrence Seaway on Tuesday.

According to local reports, the 57-year-old Canadian man lost his balance and fell into the water while he was tying the ship off prior to entering the Eisenhower Locks.

St Lawrence Seaway employees entered the water to rescue the man, who was sent to the Massena Memorial Hospital in New York state for emergency treatment. He was pronounced dead two hours later.

State police and the US Coast Guard are conducting investigations into the incident.

The 35-year-old bulker Spruceglen is operated by Canadian owner CSL Group.

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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