The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a seaman who died after he collapsed aboard a ship moored in English Bay on April 11, 2013.
The man was William Caefilan, aged 51, a resident of the Philippines.
Mr. Caefilan was a second officer aboard the Osakana, a 199-metre (653-foot) long grain-carrier ship registered in Singapore that had been moored in English Bay.
On the afternoon of April 11, fellow crew-members found Mr. Caefilan unresponsive on the bridge deck of the ship, and called for assistance. Assistance was provided by the Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft from its base in Richmond, and by paramedics who attended to the ship on the Vancouver Police Department's boat. However, Mr. Caefilan could not be resuscitated.
The BC Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.
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