Abu Dhabi cargo vessel chief engineer dies after falling from ship at Galle port | Sri Lanka News

The Harbour Police launched an investigation after the chief engineer of a cargo ship owned by Abu Dhabi, which was anchored at the Galle port, died after he fell into the sea today.

The deceased has been identified as Aleksejev Vitalli, a Lithuanian national.

The cargo ship Sea Parrot belonging to Abu Dhabi arrived at the Galle port on 29 May due to adverse weather conditions and remained at anchor until the weather improved. 

During the morning hours today, while engaged in work on the top deck of the ship, the chief engineer had reportedly fallen into the sea around 05.00 am.

Subsequently, the ship's crew rescued and rushed him to Karapitiya Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. (D.G. Sugathapala)

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