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.
As per the news statistics that are issued by the International Chamber of Shipping and IMEC, around 150000 seafarers needs a crew change. Which means, they need to sign off and go home, this is surely a very large number. As per the statistics issued by them out these 150000 seafarers, roughly: 40000 are from […]
Being married to a sailor is like being in a long distance relationship for most of your life. I would be lying if I say it’s easy. And then people around you and society have several questions; surprised/shocked at how our life functions. I get to hear things like – why did you choose to […]
Suez Canal is the marvelous man made canal, connecting Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It was made to reduce time travel and thus save lot of money in fuel. Before that ships used to go from Cape of Good Hope southern part of South Africa. But whenever there is reduction in price of the fuel, […]