Georgian sailor dies of poisoning on Liberian-flagged cargo ship in Spain

  • The body of the deceased Georgian sailor will be transferred to Georgia with the help of the Georgian Embassy in Spain. Photo: Anadolu Agency.

Agenda.ge, 6 Sep 2021 - 17:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

Three sailors, including one Georgian and two Turkish citizens, have died of poisoning on a Liberian-flagged cargo ship operated by a Turkish company 50 miles off the Port of Cartagena, in southeastern Spain.

Turkish media outlet Anadolu Agency reports that the incident took place late on Wednesday on the Liberian-flagged cargo ship which was carrying sunflower oil.

Three sailors, including a Turkish captain of the ship, died of poisoning after a gas leak occurred during technical work in one of the ship’s tanks", reports the Anadolu Agency.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

The body of the deceased Georgian sailor will be transferred to Georgia with the help of the Georgian Embassy in Spain.

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