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Chinese Captain of container ship killed by Vietnamese crew

Vietnamese 24-old seaman, a crew member of a container ship, killed the Captain of the ship in the evening of Dec 8, in Korean waters, while the ship was underway from Vietnam to the Korean port of Pyeongtaek. Seaman reportedly drank several shots of whiskey in his cabin, went to the bridge, and stabbed Captain, 44-year old Chinese nationality, several times.

The ship arrived at Pyeongtaek early in the morning Dec 9, seaman was immediately arrested, the investigation was underway. According to his preliminary testimony, he killed Captain, because «Captain made his life unbearable” – which may well be the case, especially in times of “pandemic”, when it’s very difficult to sign off the ship. 19 crew includes 17 Vietnamese and 2 Chinese nationalities.

The ship’s ID wasn’t disclosed, but all available data points at container ship PADIAN 3, which left Hai Phong on Dec 3, destination Pyeongtaek.Marine Traffic reported

Container Ship PADIAN 3 is currently located at CHINA – Yellow Sea at position 36° 58′ 17.3″ N, 126° 49′ 56.3″ E as reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-12-09 19:54 UTC (2 minutes ago)
The wind in this area at that time blows from the North direction at force 0 Beaufort.
The vessel is currently at port PYEONGTAEK, KR after a voyage of 5 days, 7 hours originating from port HAI PHONG, VN.
PADIAN 3 (IMO: 9162435) is a Container Ship that was built in 1998 (23 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Panama.
Its carrying capacity is 1032 TEU and its current draught is reported to be 7.5 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 161.85 meters and her width is 25.6 meters.

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