Five seafarers had to be evacuated after experiencing gas poisoning onboard a tanker on Turkish tanker, on October 9.
ccording to information, the tanker SEALION 1 requested medical assistance to 5 poisoned crew, in the evening of October 9.
The tanker is anchored at Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Marmara sea, and is believed that the crew were poisoned by fumes in empty cargo tanks, while cleaning the tanks, or checking them.
What is more, the Captain also got poisoned, during tanks check.
As a result, all 5 crew were evacuated by search and rescue boat and were transferred to hospital.
In another poisoning incident, a bulk carrier requested emergency medical assistance after suspected food poisoning on board left 12 of its 21 crew dead and the remaining nine in a severely critical condition.
The COSCO owned “Wu Zhou 8” sent out distress calls from the ship’s captain, with authorities in the island district of Con Dao, Vietnam, deploying helicopters to reach the vessel and bring the victims to a hospital onshore.
However, by the time the helicopter reached the ship, 10 crew members had lost their lives, while two more died in transit to the hospital and at the hospital respectively.