The unfortunate girl who was hospitalized for 16 days in an Athens hospital is suspected to have been bitten by a mosquito which caused an infection and then infectious encephalitis from which she died
Mourning prevails in Kos from the untimely death of the 20-year-old merchant marine cadet, who fell ill while on a transatlantic training voyage on a tanker.
In accordance with kalymnos-news.gr, the 20-year-old from Kos, was a student of the School of Masters of the Kalymnos Merchant Marine Academy and had completed the 1st year and would be studying in the 2nd year.
The ship on August 13, 2023 started from the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates on its journey to India.
On August 22, 2023, Marianna fell ill after the tanker sailed from Sikka port in India.
the unfortunate girl died of infectious encephalitis, which is believed to have been caused by a mosquito bite during her trip to India.
Due to the illness, he disembarked at the port of Suez in Egypt and on September 2, 2023 via Cairo, he was repatriated by the company along with a medical escort and was initially transferred to a private clinic in Attica and then to the “Errikos Dunan” hospital, where he died on September 17 -2023.
The funeral Mass will be held today at 5:00 pm at the Assumption Church in Zipari Kos.
A preliminary investigation is being conducted into the tragic incident.
The announcement of the Coast Guard
“Merchant Navy Seaman’s Illness on Tanker Overseas and Her Death
The Headquarters of the Coast Guard-Hellenic Coast Guard was informed on 17-09-2023 by the ship-owning company, regarding the illness of a 20-year-old seaman (probationary Master specialty), crew member of a Greek-flagged tanker, who had been enlisted for the execution of the ship’s training.
The above became ill after the tanker sailed from the port of Sikka, India, as a result of which it was disembarked at the port of Suez, Egypt. The 20-year-old cadet was repatriated on 02-09-2023 by the company along with a medical escort, was transferred to a private clinic in Attica and then to a hospital, where she died on 17-09-2023. A preliminary investigation is underway.”
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