A 31-year-old seafarer committed suicide by hanging himself at a crewing office in Manila on Saturday. The 31-year-old, John Elejan, was found hanging with a green water hose around his neck at the offices of Status Maritime Corporation.
He was proclaimed dead on arrival at a nearby hospital late Saturday afternoon.
The seafarer had been made redundant from the company due to unspecified “bad behaviour”.
Recent reports from Swansea University show that seafaring as a career has the second highest rate of suicide in the world after coal mining.