Jacob Nicol, the crewmember who suffered severe injuries after falling from motoryacht Kibo in May 2015, has died.

His family announced the sad news on the Justice For Jacob Facebook page on Wednesday, stating: "Our beautiful Jacob has sadly passed away. A young, bright, intelligent, kind soul has left us after an excruciating two years. He showed strength in the hardest of trials. He showed determination during the most strenuous of times. He fought for his life. Jacob can now rest in peace knowing he tried his best, knowing that he has shown what resilience is, knowing that he has left a forever lasting impression on those that have known him personally and those that have followed his journey."

In May 2015, Jacob was working as the third engineer on board 81m motoryacht Kibo, when he fell into the water while cleaning the superyacht. The management company and flag state at the time of the incident (Y.CO and the Cayman Islands respectively) issued reports into the incident, which are believed to be ongoing.

In the post, his family asked that Jacob's funeral is respected "without inflicting it with the negative vibes regarding those who are responsible for what has happened", asking those attending to "share your memories, talk about the good things and have a drink for him".