A Filipino sailor survives and two other died at Yantian Port

A total of 26 sailors including 19 Filipinos and 7 French Sailors were practicing setting down a lifeboat the French registered Cmacgm Christophe Columb at the Yantian International Container Port  when a two French sailor and a Filipino accidentally fell into the sea while having the regular exercise.

The Shenzhen Municipal Maritime Safety Administration reported that the three were in the lifeboat when they fell from the deck into the sea after the rope holding the boat broke. 30 minutes after the accident, the three were rescued and brought to Yantian People’s Hospital where the Filipino sailor known as Guantero, 38, who suffered pneumonedema and rib fractures survive while the two French sailor was declared dead on arrival.

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