Sunday, February 06, 2005

Captain's Body Removed From His Ship

Police have removed the body of a murdered Ship's Captain from the oil tanker on which he was stabbed to death off the Devon coast.
The 34-year-old Filipino master of the Overseas Josefa Camejo died after being attacked aboard the vessel three miles off Brixham. A crew member who went missing following the stabbing has still not been found, despite extensive searches. It is believed the man may have jumped overboard from the 100,000 tonne ship. The dead man's body has been taken to Torbay Hospital and a post-mortem examination was due to be carried out on Saturday. He was stabbed at about 1800 GMT on Thursday and was pronounced dead aboard the ship shortly afterwards. Detectives carried out a thorough search on the tanker on Friday before concluding the missing crew member was no longer on board. The 250m long tanker, which was on passage from Venezuela to Sweden with a cargo of crude oil, was picking up a deep sea pilot at the time of the attack. In a statement, the ship's owners OSG said: "OSG is greatly shocked by this incident and would like to extend their very deepest sympathy to all the family and friends concerned." The widow of the murdered Seaman will be flown to the UK from her home in the Philippines, OSG said.
Overseas Josefa Camejo

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