A Filipino seafarer who stabbed a killed another crew onboard the MSC Ravenna containership, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
During May, the seafarer pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing a crewmate while under way in the Pacific, in 2020.
More specifically, in September 2020, the crew member allegedly used two knives to stab a crewmate on the MSC Ravenna while the vessel was en route to the Port of Los Angeles. The victim died from the stab wounds. Witnesses to the attack reported that the two men had an argument about crew change shortly before the incident.
The investigators’ report stated that the victim was stabbed about 31 times, and he had defensive wounds on his hands. The attacker told investigators that the victim, believed to be the bosun, his supervisor, was following him around the ship, accessing his Facebook account and interfering with his phone calls.
The seafarer was kept under guard in his cabin and arrested a week later when the ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles.
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