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Port of Lisbon Pilot Dies in Disembarking Accident

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February 28, 2018

MV Singapore Express. File Photo: Lester Hunt

A ship pilot at the Port of Lisbon in Portugal has died after falling into the water while disembarking from a containership early Wednesday morning.

The Lisbon Port Authority confirmed the passing of pilot Barra Miguel Conceição in a Facebook post.

According to reports on the incident, Mr. Conceição was disembarking from the Hong Kong-flagged MV Singapore Express in Cascais Bay when he fell into the water. The effort to recover Conceição by the pilot boat was hampered by weather with swells reported up to 4 meters. His body was eventually recovered sometime later.

The incident is under investigation.

The Singapore Express is sailing from Lisbon to Tanger-Med in Morocco. 

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