Two people died and another 13 were hospitilised following a suspected deadly outbreak of food poisoning on a ship in West African waters.
The chief and third officer of the 1991-built Nefryt general cargo vessel died while another 13 crew were helicoptered to a hospital in Abidjan when it docked at San Pedro port in Ivory Coast on Saturday morning.
The poisoning broke out on Friday after the all-Polish crewed ship had set sail from Ivory Coast. The 9,500 dwt ship is owned by Poland’s Euroafrica Shipping Lines.
Replacement crew have been sent to take over the vessel.