A crew member of tanker NEW PROGRESS died during transportation on Jan 1 north off Keelung, Taiwan, reported Taiwanese English News. He was twice stabbed by another crew member during a fight, in chest and abdomen. 27-year old Myanmar nationality was airlifted and transported to hospital, to be declared dead on arrival. Tanker reached Keelung late Jan 1, CG was to arrest the perpetrator and carry out investigation.
Product tanker NEW PROGRESS, IMO 9116486, dwt 7687, built 1995, flag Cook islands, manager JIN HAO SHIP MANAGEMENT CO LTD, Taiwan.