4 Russian seafarers dead drinking counterfeit alcohol
Multipurpose general cargo Captain Kurbatskiy is anchored in Muara Asam Asam where crew members bought from shipchandler 3 litres of pure spirit and made a party. And that was it. Friday, 24.Jun.2011, 09:47 (GMT+3)
Captain of the ship Captain Kurbatskiy at hospital.
Multipurpose general cargo Captain Kurbatskiy is anchored in Muara Asam Asam (Kalimantan) from April 22 because of commercial dispute on a quality of loaded ore. On June 21 2011 7 crew members bought from shipchandler 3 litres of pure spirit and made a party. Spirit obviously was methyl, all 7 felt bad immediately after party, 1 died in his cabin, 6 others were evacuated to hospital, 3 died (one on the way to hospital) and 3 were put in intensive therapy ward. Investigation under way. As of morning (UTC+9) June 24 condition of 3 survived crew satisfactory, they may be checked out today.
Dead crewmembers Bagin Anatoly, Gennady Bogdanov, Olga Smetanina, and Yakutin Evgeny. The three victims were treated Anton Murzin, Ahemetov Alexanser, and Traktirova. All the victims were crew Captain Kurbatskiy carrying iron ore and the middle anchor moored in waters Kintap, Tanahlaut District. Iron ore to China planned to be taken. Seventh victim along with 20 other crew has two weeks in Tanahlaut. Information received by Metro TV, the seventh victim drank alcohol from China mixed with some other beverages. After the party they are directly lying. One of the seven victims even dying at the scene. This case is already handled the local police. But police could not confirm the death of four residents is foreign. Authorities are still awaiting autopsy results.
Seafarers that killed taken for autopsy at the hospital
m/v Captain Kurbatskiy IMO 8013065 Call sign UBTG8 dwt 23024 built 1983 flag Russia.