A CRUISE ship doctor who became anxious about the crew on-board contracting Covid-19 hanged himself in his cabin, an inquest heard.
Colombian medic Roman Palacios Holguin was the doctor aboard the residential cruise ship The World when the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year.
The 57-year-old became anxious about the crew catching coronavirus after the privately-owned residential ship docked in Falmouth, Cornwall.
He was due to finish work on 21 May – but this was prolonged because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Roman Palacios Holguin killed himself eight days later, the inquest heard.
The ship’s captain Mark Dexter said The World departed Freemantle in Australia after cruise ships were ordered to leave the country’s waters in March.