Two crew dead, returned to Cape Verde Update 3 dead

Update May 12: Confirmed three seamen died from poisoning: Second Officer and Third Engineer died on board, a third crew was taken to hospital still alive, but medics couldn’t save him, he was found dead also.

Two seamen died on board of bulk carrier ATLANTIC HARMONY, another one allegedly also died, but third death not yet confirmed. Bulk carrier called at Capo Verde on May 7, probably for bunkering or supplies, being en route from Brazil to Gibraltar, on May 9 she left Praia same day to continue her voyage, but on May 8 turned back and headed for Praia, where she was anchored on May 9. Understood ship’s interrupted voyage and return to Cape Verde was caused by that mortal accident. Seamen believed to die from poisoning, no other details available at the moment. All three – two confirmed dead and one dead or injured – are Ukrainians.
As of 1700 UTC May 10, the ship was still at anchor on Praia Anchorage.
Bulk carrier ATLANTIC HARMONY, IMO 9613812, dwt 31777, built 2017, flag HK, manager ISTANBUL DENIZCILIK VE DENIZ.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.