Doctors at the Medical Trust Hospital in Kochi declared Yogesh K Solanki from Daman and Diu dead on arrival last night, a hospital spokesman said today.
The ship "MV Nalini" caught fire while being anchored at 14.5 nautical miles southwest off the city last evening.
The vessel had lost power and propulsion, prompting it to send out a request to Navy for evacuation of its crew members.
The situation was brought under control yesterday itself. The ship is a chemical tanker, and was carrying naphtha.
The Southern Naval command, the Coast Guard and other agencies had made arrangements for the rescue operations.