Chinese Chief Engineer Dies Onboard LPG Tanker

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Chinese seafarer Fan Hongji (43), chief engineer on board a Singapore-flagged LPG tanker Epic St Kitts died of a heart attack. It is reported that he collapsed while having lunch.

The ship was at Mongla Port, Bangladesh when the unfortunate incident took place on Wednesday (June 10).

The crew of Epic St Kitts made attempts to revive the deceased Chinese seafarer by performing CPR, but the attempts were not successful and he was later pronounced dead.



Sheikh Fakr Uddin, Harbour Master Commander of Mongla Port Authority, confirmed this information. He also claimed that the dead Chinese national did not have corona symptoms.

Mr. Fan Hongji had completed 7 months on board the said ship.

The shipping agent of the LPG tanker in Mongla Port said that a case will be filed at Mongla Police Station after the medical examination of the deceased Chinese national.

The body will be kept in the cold room of Khulna Medical College Hospital. The body would be sent to his country after the official paperwork is completed, said the shipping agent.

Epic Gas has released an official statement on their website expressing regret on the unfortunate death of the Chief Engineer aboard Epic St. Kitts. The company also conveyed that the medical autopsy report of the deceased seafarer is awaited to understand the cause of death.



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  1. Why did they released expressing regret? What is regret after keeping him 7 month onboard? Are you kidding? How much money did company earned when he stay in this floating prison?

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