Tanker assistant engineer killed, was Mass Maritime football captain

(HOLDEN, Mass.) — The third assistant engineer who was ‘severely shocked’ in the recent accident aboard the chemical tanker SR Wilmington has died, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette newspaper reported. Christopher B. Erickson, 24, was a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he was captain of the football team. Erickson died in the Jan. 7 accident near Galveston, Texas. 


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By Professional Mariner Staff