Reefer Afric Star stabbing
Irish media reported a stabbing incident on board of Polish reefer Afric Star, which took place in the morning Sep 18. Vessel was in Atlantic ocean, en route from S-Petersburg to Panama. 32-year old Ukrainian crew stabbed 26-year old crew, also Ukrainian. A man was seriously injured, master asked for immediate medical assistance. CG helicopter on Sep 19 airlifted injured man some 240 miles off Mayo coast, Ireland. Vessel proceeded to Killybegs, Ireland, where the attacker was handed over to police, he was detained by the crew after the incident, while the vessel was still at sea. Wounded man said to be in critical condition.