Maldivian seaman dies near Brazil

A Maldivian sea man died due to a heart attack yesterday (September 29) near Brazil.

Local media identified the man as Ibrahim Ali from Narugasvilla, from Thaa Atoll Kinbidhoo Island.

The man had been working on a ship called MV Dona Maria, travelling from Vitoria, Brazil. The ship is now destined to dock at Salvador to disembark the body of the man.

Speaking to Haveeru, Manager of Senco Maldives Mohamed Faiz Rashad said that the man was working on the deck when the heart attack occurred. The company arranges work for Maldivian sea farers.

The Maldives has signed the Maritime Labor Convention in celebration of the World Maritime Day with aims of more employment opportunities for Maldivian Seafarers and better working conditions.