Three seamen died and eight hospitalized of a dry cargo ship in the port of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
On Friday morning, three Iranian seamen have died after a cyanogenetic substance poisoned all eleven crew members of a ship on the Caspian Sea, according to Iran’s official IRNA agency.
While approaching the destination port, the port of Baku, the ship’s crew contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance. an Azerbaijani coast guard boat delivered the sick members of the crew to the shore early Friday and they were hospitalized.
The crew was taken to hospital in Baku, the capital, but 3 sailors died on the way to the facility.
The Vessel is Nazmehr is a General Cargo Ship sailing under the flag of Iran (IMO: 8876522, MMSI: 422053200). The ship’s captain stayed aboard the vessel, and was given medical help, Azerbaijan’s health care ministry said.
IRNA said that the poisoning was under investigation.
The vessel was carrying grain from Aktau, Kazakhstan to Baku, Azerbaijan.
Ministry spokesperson Parviz Abubekirov said preliminary proof indicated that the crew had been poisoned by chemicals used to protect the grain.
— IRNA News Agency (@IrnaEnglish) October 19, 2018
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