A Greek prosecutor has brought criminal charges against an island ferry captain and three of his crew over the death of a tardy passenger whom a crew member pushed into the sea as he tried to board the departing vessel in Greece’s main port of Piraeus.

On Wednesday, one crew member was charged with homicide with possible intent and the other two with complicity, while the captain was charged with severe breaches of shipping regulations, state-run ERT television reported.

Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said the man, who had bought a ticket, had boarded the ship before disembarking for unknown reasons and then tried to board again before being pushed by crew members. He identified the victim as Andonis Kargiotis, 36.

“I feel shock and horror for what has happened,” Varvitsiotis told Parapolitika radio station. “The images are revealing and shocking. I also feel great sadness for the loss of the 36-year-old man.”