The 61-years-old marine pilot died while disembarking an outgoing bulk carrier MARIA GS in the area of the entry buoys. He fell into the water from the pilot ladder, was raised from the water already in an unconscious state, doctors stated the death.
MARIA GS left Novorossiysk after the accident, bound for Libya.
Bulk carrier MARIA GS, IMO 9574195, dwt 28378, built 2011, flag Liberia, manager GS Maritime, Greece.
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A similar tragedy happened 2 years ago in the port of Tuapse (Russia, Black Sea). The transport prosecutor's office opened a criminal case on "violation of labor protection requirements." According to the investigation, the pilot fell overboard while transferring from the tanker to the tugboat after the completion of the pilotage of the tanker from the seaport area. The man drowned.