Tanker Master stabbed by crew

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Aframax crude oil tanker STI GUARD interrupted her voyage from Ust-Luga Russia to Singapore on Feb 4, sailing in Indian ocean, after one of the crew of Indian nationality was twice stabbed in chest-abdomen in a fight with another crew. The ship turned to Reunion island, alerting MRCC Reunion and asking for medevac. Wounded sailor was medevaced by helicopter early in the morning Feb 5, and transferred to hospital. Tanker reportedly, will have to call Reunion for investigation. No details given on the attacker, except that he was isolated. Understood he’s to be handed over to Reunion police.

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