carrier, owned by Croatian company Atlantska Plovidba, have lost their lives
during tank cleaning operations.
in the incident that occurred aboard the 39,000-dwt vessel AP Dubrava in late
afternoon hours of July 17, according to the shipowner.
Islands-flagged ship was sailing off the coast of Brazil. It immediately ceased
its commercial voyage and headed toward the nearest port, the port of Tubarao
in Brazil, that was 150 nautical miles away.
sent to provide assistance to the vessel. The medical team has confirmed the
death of the two crew, while the other two seafarers were transported by
helicopter to land for observation.
directly involved in the incident has been transported to hospital, presumably
due to stress, Atlantska Plovidba said.
authorities are scheduled to conduct an investigation.