As the news is coming, third officer onboard a chemical tanker named as ‘MV AYANE’ shot dead Chief Mate and Captian onboard the ship. Incident took place around 23:30 on 23rd October, third officer after killing both officers, called up on VHF and talked to authorities regarding what he has done and wants to surrender. So far this looks like the case of mental breakdown. The investigation is in place, with police investigating each person onboard and recording their statements. All the nationals onboard are Argentinean. The Malta flag vessel was at Río de la Plata while in anchorage when the incident took place. Captain (38), Chief Mate (48) were killed by third mate (52) using a gun, though so far they have not found it. During initial examination, the accused seems to be in a disturbed mental state. In future updates of the case all the sequence of events which led to this tragic incident will surface.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Time before joining is critical. Insist on receiving the handover notes prior joining & make sure to give them a thorough read prior departure. Write down your doubts while going through them. Reading them on board is already too late. COMPANY SMS: You will be surprised […]
As per the latest news which is coming from the shipping industry, one seaman with fever symptoms was medevac from Maersk Container Ship– Lexa Maersk. On 8th of May Ship called for port Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands and anchored outside. The ill crew member was then taken to hospital. There is probable action of […]
What is the difference between ME-B & ME-C engine? If you are interested in marine engines, you may have heard of ME-B and ME-C engines from MAN Diesel & Turbo. These are two types of electronically controlled two-stroke engines that have been widely used in modern ships since 2010. But what are the main differences […]