A Vietnamese sailor was arrested on December 9, after being suspected of killing his Chinese captain on a container ship bound from Vietnam to a central South Korean port.
he alleged murder took place on December 8. when the ship was passing through the sea south of Uldo, says Yonhap news agency, heading towards Pyeongtaek-Dangjin Port.
The Vietnamese seafarer was accused of stabbing his 44-year-old Chinese captain several times in the steering room of the Panama flag ship.
According to witnesses, the Vietnamese sailor may have committed the crime after being scolded by the captain and was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
At the time, 19 sailors were on board the ship, while other sailors reported the captain’s death to the Coast Guard through the vessel traffic control center.
After the report, a Coast Guard patrol ship approached the container ship and the Vietnamese sailor was detained as a murder suspect on the spot.
As for the ship, it was escorted into Pyeongtaek-Dangjin Port, about 90 kilometers south of Seoul.
Currently, the police investigates the motive for the crime and the ship has been put under isolation for investigation.