Piraeus Prosecutor recommends trial for Blue Horizon crew in fatal incident

The Piraeus prosecutor has recommended trial for four members of the Blue Horizon ferry crew in connection with the death of 36-year-old Antonis Kargiotis at Piraeus port, Greece's largest, last September.

Kargiotis died in front of several eyewitnesses on the night of September 5 after crew members pushed him into the sea as he tried to board the vessel as it was about to depart. The port authority later retrieved his body.

According to state broadcaster ERT, charges include intentional homicide and abuse of power.

The captain is accused because he gave the green light for the ship to set sail with an open boarding ramp, even though this is not allowed by the safety regulations. What's more, the prosecutor accused him of seeking to cover up the incident. 

The accused are to face trial before the Mixed Jury Court.

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