10 people on board a bulker sustained poisoning from potential toxic fumes during loading, according to Russian media and authorities at the Russian port of Nevelsk.
ccording to the Sakhalin regional department of the Russian Federation Investigative Committee, it is looking into a potential a violation of labor protection requirements for employees of Nevelsk Commercial Sea Port.
The investigators said that four workers at Nevelsk Commercial Sea Port LLC contacted the Nevelsk Central District Hospital, feeling unwell during the loading of coal onto the bulker Bordo Mavi.
The hospital’s doctors gave them a preliminary diagnosis of “poisoning with an unknown substance.” Six more personnel suffered lesser symptoms and did not require hospitalization.
The crew was not reportedly affected, according to state-owned Rossiyskaya Gazeta, despite reports to the contrary in non-Russian media.
These are local residents, dock workers, employees of a local coastal enterprise. It is not yet clear what poisoned them
the port administration told Interfax .
The criminal labor code investigation will determine the actions of both the employees and the stevedoring company’s management.