Three Dead, More Injured As Passenger Goes On a Stabbing Spree on Ferry in Indian Ocean

While the “Wira Glory” was en route from Sibolga Port, Western Sumatra, to Gunungsitoli port upon Nias Island in the Indian Ocean on Dec 19 ,2017, a 56-year old passenger ran amok and attacked other passengers with a knife and a steel bar, killing two of them and seriously wounded one, who was in critical condition. A security officer on board of the ferry ran to the scene and tried to calm down and disarm the man, but to no avail, he was irresponsive. Then the guard fired warning shots, but the man didn’t respond, so finally, the guard shot him in legs and chest. The man tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat. He was disarmed and secured by the guard and other passengers, but later died from blood loss. 

Wira Glory

  • Type Passenger ship
  • Flag Indonesia
  • IMO 9740768
  • MMSI 525010258
  • Callsign JZZW
  • Year Built –––
  • Length 73 m
  • Width 17 m
  • Draught Avg 3.4 m / …
  • Speed Avg/Max 2.5 kn / 2.5 kn
  • Deadweight ●●●●●●
  • Gross Tonnage ●●●●●●

 

Source: Vessel Tracker