A male crew was found dead Thursday afternoon, May 12, onboard the cruise ship Aegean Goddess (formerly named "Pacific Aria" for P&O Australia, and "MS Ryndam" for Holland America) moored at Port Heraklion (Crete Greece).
The man was identified as a 61-year-old Greek national working as a sailor/deckhand.
According to local media, he had been found unconscious by his colleagues in his cabin.
Heraklion's Central Port Authority and an EKAB ambulance were immediately notified. An emergency medical team responded to the scene and confirmed the death.
A preliminary investigation is carried out by the Central Port Authority of Heraklion, while an autopsy-necropsy was ordered.
The announcement of the headquarters of the Greek Coastguard reads:
"Yesterday afternoon, the Port Authority of Heraklion was informed by the naval agent of the K / Z ship "AEGEAN GODDESS" flag of Bermuda, about the death of a 61-year-old local sailor, who was found unconscious in the cabin of the ship.
An EKAB team went to the spot, where it found the death of the 61-year-old. A preliminary investigation is carried out by the Central Port Authority of Heraklion, while an autopsy-necropsy was ordered."
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