The Malta Independent 18 March 2019, Monday

Fight between two men in Gulf of Mexico ends up in Maltese court

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 11:48 Last update: about 10 months ago

An argument between two Filipino sailors on board a Maltese-flagged ship in the Gulf of Mexico ended up in a Maltese court.

Marcos Dingcong Castor, 48, was charged with grievous bodily harm after he attacked a fellow crewmember with an iron bar on the ship as it sailed in the Gulf of Mexico on 17 June.

Inspector Daryl Borg told the court that Castor was extradited to Malta, the vessel’s flag state, last night.


Castor pleaded guilty and was handed a two-year prison sentence, suspended for four years.

Magistrate Joe Mifsud ordered that the man be extradited to his home country.


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