BPS Assist Cargo Ship Owners After Man’s Death

February 8, 2017

The police confirmed they are “assisting the owners” of the cargo ship MV Golden Taurus that diverted to the Bermuda area recently following the sudden death of a crew member,” and said that “inquiries suggest that there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the death.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is assisting the owners of the cargo ship ‘MV Golden Taurus’ that diverted to the Bermuda area recently following the sudden death of a crew member.

“Inquiries suggest that there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the death and the necessary arrangements are being coordinated by the local shipping agent.”

File photo of the ship via Marine Traffic:

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The Golden Taurus was off the east end of Bermuda yesterday [Feb 7] to disembark a deceased crew member, with officials confirming the death of a 21-year-old Filipino crew member.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson previously said, “On Sunday 5th February at 1:27pm, RCC Bermuda was contacted by the bulk carrier Golden Taurus, reporting that medical assistance was required for a 21-year-old Filipino crew member, who was found in a semi-conscious state onboard.

“Following medical advice from CIRM Roma [Centro Internazionale Radio Medico], the vessel continued under best speed towards Bermuda, while RCC Bermuda and RCC Miami coordinated an emergency evacuation plan.

“Golden Taurus, approximately 375nm SW of Bermuda, had left the port of Myrtle Grove, New Orleans with a cargo of wheat grain, bound for Oran, Algeria, in North Africa.

“Despite medical advice and efforts by the crew onboard, the crew member was reported deceased a short while later.”

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