Originally Posted by Joe w
Before Pete Bolton deid the first death on Statesman was in Durban alongside Sugar wharf and his name was Steve Russel who's father was a trawler skipper out of Hull and Ray was right the rope jumped off the big steel stern rubbing band and caught him and he hit the back of his head. -nice guy as was as Pete Bolly.
Hi Joe, Win, Quote from Hull Daily Mail, sorry no date.
Stephen Russell (18) of Anlaby received fatal injuries on Saturday in a 4ft fall from the bulwalk rail to the deck of the tug Statesman. His father, skipper Joseph Russell of the Hull trawler, Lord Nelson was told of the tragedy while his vessel was fishing off the Norwegian coast. He left the trawler yeserday and her owners, Hellyer Brothers Ltd., are flying him home today.
Stephen went to sea as a trawler galley boy. He was a sparehand when, early this year, he joined United Towing as a seaman.