Washed up tanker (MV Rusley or MV Primrose?) that had crew killed by the uncontacted tribespeople of north sentinel island, access to the island is now forbid and if you survive the journey and hail of arrows you will land a hefty fine
Unfortunately, the statement is incorrect. There were no killed persons.
Here is the story again: The crew of the freighter M.V. Pimrose was on the wagon to Australia at August 1981, when she ran aground on a coastal reef off North Sentinel in a typhoon. Although the ship was immobilized but not immediately in danger of sinking and the engines were intact, Captain Liu Chunglong asked for help, not SOS, and ordered the crew to stay aboard.
Rescue a low-risk freight crew is usually not so fast, and the crew has settled down. A few days came and went without incident. Then, one day, a crew member was overjoyed when a group of men emerged from the dense thickets of the island - the rescue squad? As the group approached the freighter, the joy quickly turned to horror as it became obvious that this was anything but a running rescue. It was a large group of indigenous men, armed with wooden spears, bows and arrows, and they did not look particularly peaceful. The captain once again reported by radio to get help - this time clearly in distress.
Lucky for the crew that the strong swell made it almost impossible for the islanders to make it aboard the ship. Since they never developed oars, the islanders pushed their rudimentary boats (which are only suitable for shallow water) with long sticks against the seabed. This did not make it possible for them to come to the ship when the waves swelled and shot only arrows in the direction of the ship. The stalemate lasted for days until the weather allowed helicopters to evacuate the 33 crew members and the board dog.
Whether later the natives had much pleasure in the load of chicken feed on board the Pimrose, is unknown. At the very least, they should have made tools, weapons and spearheads from parts of the ship. Due to the unabated aggressiveness of the islanders, the Indian government has now declared the area a military exclusion zone. The visit of the island, including the approach, is therefore strictly prohibited since 1996 and is even monitored since 2005.
The report of a helicopter pilot to the rescue operation can be read here.