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Fatal shootings on board Spanish fishing vessel

The police are investigating a case whereby two Spanish security officers died on board Spanish fishing vessel TXORI GORRI 3D12107while out at sea on Friday.

The incident was reported to the police at around 7.17pm on Friday by a representative of Hunt Deltel, the vessel’s handling agent.

TXORI GORRI had left Madagascar on March 18 and was due in Port Victoria today (April 11).

Following initial investigation it has been reported by the captain that he was informed about a security shooting one of his colleagues at around 4pm on Friday and after that the suspect took his own life.

 

On board the vessel were 33 crew members including the captain.

TXORI GORRI arrived in port at around 7:18 on Saturday morning with the two deceased -- aged 40 and 41 years old.

Postmortem on the two officers are expected to be carried out early this week.

Investigation in the case continues.

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