My wife, Valerie, was scanning the BBC news last night when she noticed a headline that 3 people had been taken ill aboard a ship. Now, my wife has an aversion to cruises as she believes that every cruise ends in someone being ill. She looked up the link and to her horror, she found the following item:
“Three workers died after becoming ill on a German cargo ship berthed at Goole docks, police say.”
It seems that these men were part of the crew of Suntis. Yes, the boat that comes into the Ipswich Wet Dock every couple of weeks or so. I follow the movements of the ship and had seen that it had gone to Goole in West Yorkshire. This is a port down the Humber river from both Hull and Grimsby.
The three men who died were the one we always called the captain and two of the filipino crew. We would always see the”captain” sweeping the top deck as the wood was removed and the two filipinos were often to be seen tending to the ship – either tidying up or painting.
This is an horrendous story and our feelings go out to the families of the three and to the staff at Anglo-Norden who spent time with them every visit.