3 crew of m/t Birte Theresa poisoned by methanol alcohol, Baltic sea
Three crew of a bunker tanker Birte Theresa got poisoned by methanol alcohol, reported MRCC Moscow on June 15 13. Vessel was en route from S-Petersburg to Kaliningrad, master requested assistance on June 12, when vessel was in Estonian waters, reporting two poisoned crew. Helicopter evacuated one of them, another died by the time medical team boarded the vessel. Third crew was reported poisoned when vessel was transiting Latvian waters on June 13, he was evacuated by Latvian Rescue helicopter. Tanker arrived to Kaliningrad on June 14, investigation under way.