Bulk carrier Captain knifed by crew, died

Captain of Turkish bulk carrier INCE KARADENIZ was killed by a crew member, oiler, in the morning Dec 20, bulk carrier is en route from Indonesia via Singapore to Suez, W of Sri Lanka. Understood Captain reprimanded oiler earlier, so he went angry or something. He attacked Captain with a knife, two other crew who tried to stop him were wounded. Perpetrator sliced Captain’s throat with a knife, and understood to be later neutralized. The ship contacted Sri Lanka authorities and changed course, heading for Colombo. Turkish Consulate is also informed.
Bulk carrier INCE KARADENIZ, IMO 9446192, dwt 56956, built 2010, flag Turkey, manager INCE DENIZCILIK VE TICARET AS.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.