Russian stabbed in crew fight

A 32-year-old Russian seafarer was stabbed onboard the Dutch general cargo ship Leah and had to be airlifted to hospital off Scotland’s Western Isles. The ship belongs to Groningen-based Longship.

Dutch police are now investigating the incident. The sailor was stabbed in the chest and the arm.

The ship was en route from Rotterdam to Iceland when the incident occurred. It has since docked in Iceland.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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