Crew member of cargo boat collapses, dies in hospital

Male' Commercial Harbor. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A crew member of a cargo boat docked at Male’ Commercial Harbor died on Wednesday, moments after he suddenly collapsed while loading cargo.

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) spokesperson Dhanish Nizam identified the deceased as a Bangladeshi male. He was a member of the crew of Sonee Hardware’s boat ‘Faruma’.

The boat was docked at the Male’ Commercial Harbor when he suddenly lost consciousness.

MPL’s Emergency Response Team performed CPR on the man at the scene.

He was taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on an ambulance within three minutes after the incident was reported, said Dhanish.

He died while receiving treatment at IGMH.