Vessel To Disembark Deceased Crew Member

February 7, 2017

The bulk carrier Golden Taurus is off the east end of Bermuda this afternoon [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 said, “RCC Bermuda [Rescue Coordination Centre] regrets to report that the M/V Golden Taurus is off the East End of Bermuda this afternoon to disembark a deceased crew member.

File photo of the ship via Marine Traffic:


“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.

“Investigations by local Coroner and Marine Police are ongoing while company representatives are due to arrive on the island later this evening.”

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