Towboat captain dies as tug sinks in Patmos, Greece

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On October 21, a small ship assist tug sank while working a midsize cruise ship at the island port of Patmos, Greece. As a result the captain lost his life.

The tug Pothitos III met up with the inbound cruise ship Azamara Journey in a bay east of Patmos, and after a while, under uknown circumstances, it sank during a mooring operation.

At the time, two crewmembers were aboard the tug. The deckhand abandoned ship and was rescued by a launch from the Azamara Journey, but the skipper was recovered unresponsive from inside the wreck by a team of private divers.

He was immediately transported to a nearby health center, where his death was confirmed. What is more, no pollution has been reported, and the tug is in deep enough water that it will not hinder navigation.


This post was last modified on October 24, 2022 9:28 pm

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