Ship crewman dies in accident
A cargo ship called the 11th Coast Guard Headquarters at 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 18, reporting that a member of its crew, Noritaka Yaduka, was unconscious as a result of an accident onboard the ship.
Yaduka is a crew member on a cargo ship “the 21st Seisan-maru” of a shipping company in Ehime Prefecture that was sailing near Izena Island en route to Urasoe Wharf of Naha Port near Izena Island. The ship reported that Yaduka had fallen in the stairs onboard the ship, and had gone to rest. When a crew member went to check on him he had fallen unconscious.
The headquarters dispatched a helicopter to meet the ship, and take the injured man to a hospital, but Yaduka was confirmed dead shortly after arrival.
Nago Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident.