Dead sailor ship’s ‘pipe blocked’

A pipe used to indicate water levels was blocked when a crew member suffocated inside a ship’s ballast tank in Southampton, an inquest has heard. Filipino Joselito Zordilla, 43, died testing water on the Saga Rose as it was berthed in the city in June 2008, Southampton Coroner’s Court was told. The first day of the inquest heard he was sent to look at a ballast tank that his superiors thought was full.