Seafarer dies falling from ladder

The chief officer of a tanker died yesterday when he fell into the sea while descending a ladder. The accident happened at the Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee late yesterday afternoon.

The navy found the Montenegro national, 56, after he had fallen into the sea, but he was pronounced dead on arrival when taken to a nearby hospital.


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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