In Mexico, Ukrainian sailor was found dead at the Panamax Alexander cargo ship, an investigation is underway. The Director of the Consular Services Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Pohoreltsev said this, as Ukrinform reports.
"Mexico. 05/10/2020, the Ukrainian Embassy in Mexico received a message about the disappearance of a citizen of Ukraine, a crew member of the vessel Panamax Alexander (Cyprus's flag, IMO 9233492). The captain initiated a search for a crew member at the place of a possible fall into the sea and the incident was reported to the port administration of Masatlan. The funds of the Mexican Navy were attracted to the search work, and the body of Ukrainian sailor was found by local fishermen," Pohoreltsev stated.
He said that a criminal case was opened on this fact, and the Mexican law enforcement authorities are conducting an investigation.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Mexico is taking measures to search for relatives of the deceased citizen of Ukraine. The case is under the control of the Department of Consular Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ukraine in Mexico.
As we reported before, pirates attacked the ship Rio Mitong and reportedly abducted a Ukrainian sailor off the coast of Equatorial Guinea.