Ministry of Labour still has not given the approval to board the "Betsy Ross"
The Ministry of Labour still has not given the approval to board the "Betsy Ross" which was anchored at Draunibota, Lami. Tis followed a meeting on Feb 26 where stakeholders including Police were told that due to safety reasons, the Ministry of Labour would not let anyone board the vessel. A 42-year-old man died at the scene while a 37-year-old man died at the CWM hospital after inhaling harmful paint fumes. Police was still waiting for the forensic reports of all the paint and chemicals found onboard.
Two dead in explosion in Lami Bay
One more crew member rescued from the "Betsy Ross" in the Lami Bay has died in hospital on Feb 20, 2015. He was one of six people taken to hospital from the ship after an accident on board the vessel.The police was trying to establish whether there was a fire or an explosion. One man died on Feb 19 after he was trapped in the hull of the vessel for almost five hours. The men were mixing paint when they heard an explosion. Two of the injured men are fire fighters who responded to the emergency call at the scene a little after midday. Report with photo:http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/27067/rescued-crew-member-dies-in-hospital#sthash.IIHHOTBT.dpufUpload News