SK Shipping seafarer dies

SK Shipping seafarer dies

Sydney: A seafarer is presumed dead having fallen overboard the Korean controlled K Pride (149,394 dwt; built 1992) on May 14. The incident was only made public last night. It happened off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The 54-year-old was working for SK Shipping. The ship was due to take coal from Australia to Korea.

“It’s another disaster in a long line of disasters and as I have been saying for a long time we have seen a spike in people being lost over the side and reported suicides,” Dean Summers from the International Transport Federation told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

SK Shipping has launched an investigation into the accident.

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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