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Cadet Crew Member Dies After Ship Mishap

A cadet ship crew member died yesterday at the Labasa Hospital from the injuries he sustained following an incident on July 26 at the Nabouwalu jetty in Vanua Levu. Viliame
01 Aug 2017 13:12
Cadet Crew Member Dies After Ship Mishap
Viliame Uluinaceva.

A cadet ship crew member died yesterday at the Labasa Hospital from the injuries he sustained following an incident on July 26 at the Nabouwalu jetty in Vanua Levu.

Viliame Uluinaceva suffered serious injuries to his leg.

Mr Uluinaceva’s leg was caught in a rope while the inter-island vessel Spirit of Love was being manoeuvred to embark at Nabouwalu whalf.

The late Mr Uluinaceva was taken to the Nabouwalu sub-divisional hospital before he was transferred to the Labasa Hospital where he passed away yesterday.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Employment are continuing with their investigation.

This was confirmed by their permanent secretary Salaseini Daunabuna through an email.

“We are continuing our investigations into the matter and it is best that the family is accorded some privacy at this time,” Ms Daunabuna said.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the cadet had suffered serious injuries to his leg following the incident on July 26 at Nabouwalu jetty in Vanua Levu,

“We are continuing with the investigations and as of now we can only confirm that he has passed away at the Labasa Hospital yesterday,” Ms Naisoro said.

“The cadet had got off the ship, Spirit of Love belonging to Patterson Brothers Shipping Company to sort out ropes that secured the vessel to the jetty when his legs got entangled in the rope,” she said.

When Fiji Sun contacted the immediate family members who arrived in Labasa from Suva following the incident, they said they were trying to come into terms with their loss and wanted some privacy.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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