Cargo Ship Crew Member Found Dead Inside Cabin


A crew member of a cargo ship docked in Manila Bay was found dead inside the vessel cabin early Saturday morning.

What happened?

A report by SPO2 Donald Panaligan of Manila Police District’s homicide division identified the seaman as Erwin Malacaste, 48, of Marine Vessel Moreta Cargo 5.

Body retrieved:

Malacaste was covered with a light green blanket when the cops arrived to inspect and retrieve his body.

He was lying on his back with his right arm and leg bent.

Body examined:

“Closer examination on the corpse showed a reddish brown color on his back,” the report read.

His body was discovered by fellow crew member at about 4:16 a.m. on June 24. He was last seen alive early morning of June 23.

Report pain in foot:

Malacaste reportedly complained of extreme muscle pain in the right foot. To ease the pain, he asked his cabin Bryan Belleza to tie his foot with a cloth. Then, he reportedly fell asleep.

Found dead:

Belleza left to attend to his duties. When he came back, Malacaste was already dead.

Panaligan said Malacaste’s body would be subjected to autopsy.

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Source: Inquirer News


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