Tanker Master Medevaced after Knife Attack off Reunion Island

A master of the Marshall Islands-flagged LR2 tanker has been medevaced after suffering injuries in a knife attack off Reunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. 

The man was injured following a fight on board the 113,000 dwt STI Guard on February 4, 2019, according to the Regional Operating Center for Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) of Reunion Island.

The sailor, an Indian national, suffered two stab wounds to his chest and was transferred by helicopter to hospital after receiving first aid onboard. Reports indicate that the man is currently in a stable condition.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

STI Guard was on its way to Singapore but it was rerouted to Reunion Island following the incident. On February 6, the crude oil tanker docked at Port Louis Anchorage, Mauritius.

Built in 2016, STI Guard is owned by CSSC Shipping and is part of Scorpio LR2 Tanker Pool, VesselsValue’s data shows.

World Maritime News Staff

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