Crew Stabbing Onboard LNG Vessel

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  • One of the crew members of LNG tanker Madrid Spirit went out of control and attacked fellow crew with a knife.
  • He stabbed him in the back, head and thorax, inflicting heavy injures, which required emergency surgery.
  • The crew managed to disarm and immobilize perpetrator, locking him in cabin or service compartment.

An alarming news has been published in the Maritime Bulletin about a scuffle that ended in one crew stabbing the other.  The victim has been severely wounded and is hospitalized while the perpetrator has been arrested.

What happened?

One of the crew stabbed the other inflicting severe injuries.

Tanker en route from Bilbao Spain to Nigeria, interrupted her voyage and steamed to nearest port, Dakar, Senegal, reaching the port in the afternoon Aug 20.

Crew takes custody of perpetrator

Crew managed to disarm and immobilize perpetrator, locking him in cabin or service compartment.

On arrival to Dakar, wounded seaman was transferred to hospital, perpetrator was arrested and taken to custody.

Tanker left Dakar on Aug 22, and resumed her voyage.

Reason for stabbing

Perpetrator is reportedly, of Filipino nationality. Just for how long is he working on board of tanker? It is highly probably, that his replacement is long overdue, and he suffered a nervous, psychological breakdown.

Details of the vessel

LNG tanker MADRID SPIRIT, IMO 9259276, GT 90835, built 2004, flag Spain, manager TEEKAY SHIPPING GLASGOW LTD.

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Source: Maritime Bulletin

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