Sage Sagittarius, Ship Of Death – ABC Spotlights Murder On The High Seas

Ship Of Death SAGE_SAGITTARIUS
Sage Sagittarius file photo (c) MarineTraffic.com/

Scroll down for video.

An Australian court has heard of a captain’s scheme to cover up gun sales and assault on board a Japanese-owned bulk carrier where three crewmen died.

The new details emerged during a New South Wales State Coroner’s inquest into the mysterious deaths of two crew members killed in separate incidents while working on board the Panama-flagged coal carrier Sage Sagittarius. The third death is not being looked into as it falls outside the Coroner’s jurisdiction.

The ABC Australia show Four Corners today released the above video about alleged murders aboard the bulk carrier SAGE SAGITTARIUS. Four Corners pieces together the fateful voyage, charting the growing fear and suspicion amongst the crew as one, then another, then another, die in mysterious circumstances. [Via Maritime Union of Australia]