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Crew member dies on tanker off Suffolk coast

PUBLISHED: 10:52 14 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 July 2010

Police and the coastguard were called on Saturday following reports that a member of crew had died on an oil tanker.

The alarm was raised shortly after midday and emergency personnel were dispatched to The Ocean Crown tanker about six and a half miles off the coast at Lowestoft.

Police and the coastguard were called on Saturday following reports that a member of crew had died on an oil tanker.

The alarm was raised shortly after midday and emergency personnel were dispatched to The Ocean Crown tanker about six and a half miles off the coast at Lowestoft.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: “The coastguard notified us that there had been a death of a member of staff on board a ship.”

He added that there were not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death. The crew man is understood to be of South Korean nationality.

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