Moment ferry passenger PUSHED into water by crew & sucked down by propellers to his death after leaping onto Crete ship | The Sun

THIS is the jawdropping moment a ferry crewman pushed a passenger off a ramp to his death in a Brit holiday hotspot.

The 36-year-old man fell into the harbour and died after apparently being sucked down by the propellers at Piraeus, Greece.

Video footage showed the man running up to the departing ferry Blue Horizon and stepping onto the ramp.

Two crew members then pushed him backwards in an effort to stop him from boarding.

He tried again, before a tussle with the one crew member ended in him slipping into the gap between the ramp and the quay.

Another video appeared to show his lifeless body floating in the water as the propellers churned.


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The man's body was retrieved after the ferry continued its departure towards Crete, officials said.

The captain and crew of the Blue Horizon ferry were arrested some time later after being ordered to turn back, local reports say.

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the minister of shipping, said: "I express my sadness for the tragic incident in the port of Piraeus in which one person lost his life. 

"All the necessary actions are being taken by the Piraeus Port Authority to clarify the case and assign responsibility."

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The Greek Coast Guard said: "'A man fell in the port of Piraeus during the sailing of the Blue Horizon.

"He was recovered unconscious and taken to the General State Hospital of Nikaia. The ship is returning to Piraeus."

The video, shared widely online, has infuriated many in Greece as the crew appeared to continue their voyage after seeing the man go overboard.

One viewer said: "Unbelievable! What animals, what beasts, what monsters does this society give birth to? I wish the worst in prison for them."

Another chimed in: "The ship then sailed… Does anyone have anything to say?"

One viewer observed: "He turned his back instead of helping. He pushed him, then turned his back."

The Sun has reached out to Blue Horizon Ferries for comment.

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