Port of Lisbon: Pilot falls into water, dies while disembarking

Port of Lisbon: Pilot falls into water, dies while disembarking  

By Jite Eriabie 

The Port of Lisbon, Portugal on Wednesday morning lost one of its pilots in a tragic accident. 

The pilot, identified as Barra Miguel Conceição died after falling into the water while disembarking from a containership early Wednesday morning.

The Lisbon Port Authority (LPA) confirmed Conceição’s death on its Facebook page. 

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 four meters. 

PLA said the incident is being investigated.

MV Singapore Express was underway to Tanger-Med, Morocco from Lisbon when the incident occurred. 

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