A seafarer of a Russian ship died on November 11, after a crane cable snapped, and goods fell on him.

Due to the incident, another crew member was also injured.

According to police information, the Russian commercial ship was anchored in Kamarajar Port based in Kattupalli. It was loaded with heavy machinery, equipment, and spare parts for machinery.

A crane operator reportedly unloaded the commodities from the Russian ship and kept those in the dockyard. However, suddenly the iron rope that was fitted to the crane snapped and dropped on the vessel.

The seafarer suffered a significant head injury and died on the spot.