Tuesday, December 13, 2005
A sailor died after a wave swept him off the deck of the Princess Catherine off Durban on Monday, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said.
The ship was en route from Richard's Bay to Spain with a cargo of coal. The critically injured sailor was recovered from the sea and the NSRI coordinated a SAAF Oryx helicopter med-evac flight to the ship, about 30 nautical miles from Durban. However, the sailor had died by the time the helicopter reached the Princess Catherine, Lambinon said. The body was left aboard and it was up to the ship's owners to decide what to do next.