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Russian sailor stabbed in fight on Dutch LEAH, Atlantic

May 9, 2017 at 06:18 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

A crew member of a general cargo vessel LEAH was stabbed twice with knife and had to be medevaced late at night May 5. Vessel was in the Atlantic, north of Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides of Scotland, while en route from Rotterdam to Straumsvik, Iceland. He was medevaced by helicopter and taken to hospital in Stornoway. Reportedly there was a quarrel leading to a fight, between him and another crew. wounded sailor said to be 32-year old Russian. Vessel arrived at Hafnarfjordur Port on May 7, in the morning May 9 was still there. Dutch police to conduct investigation.

Russian sailor stabbed in fight on Dutch LEAH, Atlantic

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