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.