Container ship CAPE MAYOR lost one crew, one injured, English Canal
Container ship CAPE MAYOR issued distress signal at 1728 CET Dec 31, reporting one crew injured and one overboard, in position 40 nm north of Ouessant, English Channel. 42-year old Russian sailor was airlifted by a helicopter from Lanveoc Naval base, France. Lost sailor was spotted at 2025 CET, and hoisted on board of helicopter. Regretfully, he died, apparently from hypothermia. Vessel is en route from Rotterdam to Tanger Morocco. Most probably, accident was caused by stormy conditions.