26 January 2014
The National Sea Rescue Institute
in Port Elizabeth volunteer sea rescue duty crew were placed on alert to
prepare to launch to rendezvous with the 134 meter refrigeration vessel HUAN YU
1, a reefer, en route from Singapore to the Falkland Islands, to casualty
evacuate injured crew and to assist in the removal to shore of a deceased
NSRI Spokesperson Craig
Lambinon said the victims of a reported refrigeration gas leak onboard the ship
reported to have happened at sea.
Lambinon said 9 patients were
taken off the ship, transferred onto the sea rescue craft, and the body of the
deceased man was brought onto the sea rescue craft.
He added that police detectives
boarded the ship to initiate investigations, part of an inquest opened by
Police, into the reported gas leak accident that is believed to have been caused
by the death of one crewman and injured 9 crewman.
Labels: Nine crewmen rescued and one died in Port Elizabeth