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Rescued crew member dies in hospital

February 20, 2015 1:55 am

A crew member rescued from a vessel in the Lami Bay has died in hospital.

Police have confirmed the victim died at about 5am today.

He was one of six people taken to hospital from the “Betsy Ross’ after an incident on board the vessel.

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Police are trying to establish whether there was a fire or an explosion.

One man died yesterday after he was trapped in the hull of the vessel for almost five hours.

Eye witnesses say the men were mixing paint when they heard an explosion.

Two of the injured men are fire fighters who responded to an emergency call at the scene a little after midday yesterday.

Police and fire authorities are investigating the incident.

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