Double homicide on Italian oil tanker

Police were investigating a double homicide on crude oil tanker RGB Gino Ferretti (IMO 9473054) in the Caribbean. The Italian flagged ship moored at Netherlands-controlled Oranje Bay Harbour on Thursday morning September 5th, with police boarding the vessel to arrest the suspect, a 43-year old Filipino. The incident had happened two days earlier in international waters, apparently in the ship’s mess. The victims were described as two men from the Philippines, aged 33 and 42.

The incident was reported to local authorities and the Caribbean Netherlands Police Force KPCN Forensic Department, along with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard, were deployed to investigate the incident.

Aframax RGB Gino Ferretti was sailing from Brazil’s Suape Port to St. Eustatius when the incident occurred.

The suspect remained in custody aboard the tanker, according to reports. If the incident occurred in international waters, the laws of the ship’s flagged state would normally apply.

2011-built, Italy-flagged, 60,205 gt RBD Gino Ferretti is owned and managed by Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini of Rorre del Greco, NA, Italy. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Smuab) (European syndicate) on behalf of Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori SpA.