Authorities in Argentina charged a third officer of a tanker for murdering the captain and first officer while the vessel was at anchor on October 22.
ccording to sources, the incident took place when the third officer called the traffic control station in Buenos Aires saying that he killed the two men.
After that, the Argentine Naval Prefecture boarded the chemical tanker Ayane, finding the two dead people. Both had been shot, but a search of the tanker failed to find the weapon.
According to the Coast Guard, it is believed that the assailant may have threw the gun overboard after shooting the two men.
The third officer surrendered to the Coast Guard when they boarded the vessel and did not resist arrest. Commenting on the instances of the murder, the coast gard explained that “the attacker could have suffered a psychotic breakdown.”
The remainder of the 21 crew had retreated to the vessel’s citadel, where they remained until the Coast Guard came aboard and took the third officer into custody.