Crew grounded bulk carrier in a brawl

June 17, 2016 at 10:48 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Bulk carrier BENITA ran aground on southeast coast of Mauritius, Indian ocean, in the morning June 17, while en route from Paradip India to Durban SA. Grounding was caused by a brawl among crew, one of the crew, reportedly engineer, had to be medevaced. What happened exactly, yet unknown, it is said that the engine was turned off by one of brawl participants. Mauritius CG together with police boarded the vessel. Judging from photo, BENITA is hard aground.

Crew grounded bulk carrier in a brawl

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