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Seafarer killed as containership hit by bad weather off France

A Russian seafarer died yesterday after falling overboard a 2,741 teu containership in strong winds.

The 2007-built  Cape Mayor was sailing around 74km north of the island of Ouessant, France in the English channel yesterday around 5:30pm when the incident occurred. The seafarer fell into the sea during high winds, while another crew member was also injured.

Authorities were alerted, and a helicopter and rescue craft were sent to the scene. The seafarer who fell overboard was found around 8:25pm but was pronounced dead an hour later. The injured seafarer was evacuated by heilcopter to Brest.

Cape Mayor (formerly CSAV Tubul) is owned by Schoeller Holdings and managed by Columbia Shipmanagement.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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