A captain of an oil tanker ship was murdered by armed assailants off the coast of eastern Venezuela, Reuters reported.
Six armed men boarded tanker San Ramon in the early hours on Monday in the Pozuelos Bay and shot Colombian national captain Jamie Herrera Oranzco, Puerto La Cruz port authority reported.
A coast guard segment guarding the vessel was also injured in the attack.
Jone Bodas, the oil workers union leader in Puerto La Cruz, said to Reuters that the tanker had been on anchorage, waiting to enter the Jose oil terminal to load crude when the attack took place.
He also added that other members of the San Ramon’s crew were still missing.
Crime has been alarmingly increasing on Venezuela’s oil industry because of the ongoing economic crises as pirates and armed assailants are frequently robbing equipment from oil wells.
You might also like to read..
- Seafarers Win Commitment To Mandatory Internet Access In International Law
- ABS-Approved Sterntube-Less Ship Concept To Save Shipowners Thousands While Keeping Oceans Clean
- Top 12 Tanker Shipping Companies in the World
- NYK’s First Chief Engineers Successfully Complete NTMA And Internal Training Program
- One Of World’s Largest 24,000TEU Ultra Large Container Carriers Undocked In Shanghai
- Seafarers’ Unions Agree On New Three-Year Global Minimum Wage ‘Safety Net’ Deal
- Russian Navy Open Fires At Cargo Ship Sailing Towards Mariupol Port
- Methane Leak From LNG Powered Cargo Ship Caught In Infrared Camera
- 4 Filipino Seafarers Arrested In Australia For Reportedly Importing Cocaine