This is what the hospital board of Ålesund says on Sunday morning. A man in the 70s also lost his life in the accident. The two dead are from the Philippines and Spain has informed the spokesperson for Fjord Shipping, Hugo Matre, about NTB.
The main rescue center in Southern Norway was notified of the accident on Saturday morning at 4.30 am. The ship, called Key Fighter and registered in Malta, was then about 13 nautical miles outside the city.
"We immediately sent a rescue helicopter from Florø, the nearest rescued rescue chief Cecilie Øversveen to NTB.
The helicopter turned just after 5 o'clock. A few minutes later, the two sailors, belonging to a crew of 14, were on their way to the Ålesund hospital.
The eldest of the two was confirmed and died shortly after arrival at the hospital.
The men worked in a tank when they were found unconscious, says the police station in West. It was the crew who had taken them out of the tank.
The ship was on its way from Norway to England when the accident occurred.
According to the police, the two should have been exposed to the toxic gas hydrogen sulfide, but they can not say more about the state of affairs. Both the Maritime Directorate and the Havarikommission have been informed of the accident.