An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 20-year-old merchant navy cadet, who was repatriated to Greece after falling ill on a training trip on a Greek-flagged tanker.
According to an announcement from the Greek coast guard, the woman felt unwell after the vessel she was on departed from Sikka in India. As a result, she disembarked from the vessel in Suez in order to return to Greece on September 2.
She was admitted to a private clinic in Athens and then to a hospital, where she died on September 17.
Local media on Kos named the woman as Marianna Tsiga, a student of Kalymnos Merchant Marine Academy.