According to FleetMon, two crew members of bulk carrier CARAVOS HARMONY were found dead in their cabins, reportedly in their shower rooms, on Feb 21.
The accident happened when the ship was under way in Atlantic ocean, en route from Port Elizabeth SAR to Macapa, Brazil, Amazon river estuary. Both deceased seamen are of Ukrainian nationality, they were Second and Third Engineers. Bulk carrier anchored off Macapa on Feb 26. Cause of their death isn’t yet known, both deceased were young men.
Both ships sustained damage, including a significant hull penetration in one of Pan Acacia’s cargo holds. Canada’s Transportation Safety Board faulted Caravos Harmony for a failure of bridge resource management between the pilot and the crew, as well as a faulty rudder angle indicator and compass.