A reader of Cruise Law News in Italy has notified us of the death this week of a crew member aboard the Costa Serena cruise ship.
The incident involved a 47-year-old Indonesian crew member, identified as Sahid Bin Fauzi, who worked as a mechanic on the Costa Serena. He reportedly died after falling into a ventilation duct of one of the ship’s engines, apparently while working on the maintenance of fan grids.
A newspaper in Genoa where Costa is headquartered contains a short account of the crew member’s death. The accident was revealed today although it occurred last Thursday, while the cruise ship was off the coast of Argentina.
Other crew members reported Mr. Fauzi’s "disappearance," following which the ship’s chief engineer searched and located the crew member’s lifeless body in the vertical ventilation shaft. It is less than clear how long it took before Mr. Fauzi’s body was located.
The Costa Serena is a Concordia-class cruise ship for Carnival-owned Costa Crociere. The name Serena was intended to symbolize harmony and serenity. The cruise ship has been the cruise line’s flagship since 2007.
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