On Saturday morning two people flew to the hospital after an accident on a tanker ship. The main rescue center of Southern Norway was notified of the accident on Saturday morning at 4.30 am and the rescue helicopter was launched just after 5 am.
A person in the 70s was declared dead and the other was seriously injured. The two worked in a tank and it was the crew who chose them from the tank.
West police district was informed of ulykka early on 05.21 yesterday.
"The ship was 13 nautical miles to the west of the city, two crews were found unconscious and a rescue helicopter was sent," said operations manager Morten Rebnord at Dagbladet.
They were taken to the hospital in Ålesund and shortly afterwards one person was declared dead.
According to the police, the two are exposed to hydrogen sulphide, but they can not say more about the state of affairs.
– That investigation will reveal. It is a crew of 14 people, including the two, so it takes some time to question everyone, says Rebnord.
Both the Maritime Directorate and the Havarikommission have been informed of the accident. The Norwegian Labor Inspectorate is not involved because the ship is not Norwegian, informs the operation manager.
The sailor in the 1940s, who had been admitted to hospital in the Stadlandet after the accident on Saturday, also died.
This is what the hospital board of Ålesund says on Sunday morning. The two dead are from the Philippines and Spain has informed the spokesperson for Fjord Shipping, Hugo Matre, about NTB.
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"We are at an early stage to clarify events and to follow family members and crew members in general," said Fjord Shipping spokesman, lawyer Hugo Matre, at NTB.
Matre says that the affected men are both experienced sailors.
The two were not Norwegian, but the police will not yet provide additional information about the ship or the people, because their family members have not yet been informed.
The ship was on its way from Norway to England when the accident occurred. Now it is in Måløy. The ship is registered in Malta and supplies rapeseed oil according to NTB.
"This was a ballast with the ship without cargo, but in connection with the ballast fulfillment they had this event", Matre told Bergens Tidende.
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