Sunken cargo ship crewman found dead

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Sunken cargo ship crewman found dead

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The body of Benjamin Orola was found by a rescue team near Nocnocan Island in Talibon on Thursday morning. (Google Satellite Image)

The missing crewman of a cargo vessel which sank in Bohol waters on Tuesday was found dead yesterday morning.

Authorities said that a rescue team discovered Benjamin Orola’s lifeless body floating near Nocnocan Island, Talibon.

Orola, a resident of Tondo, Manila and the ill-fated M/V Meridian Tres’ crane operator, was the only one of 29 crewmen who remained missing after the vessel capsized.

Orola’s body has been claimed by his wife and is already set to be transported to Manila.

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On Tuesday, around four hours after the vessel sank reportedly due to strong winds and currents, all of the crew except Orola were found.

The men on board the ship which was bound for Nasipit, Agusan del Norte were rescued by Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessel 3504 and M/V Ocean Kingdom.

Among those rescued was the sunken vessel’s third mate, Noel Santocidad, a 45-year-old resident of Purok 5, Barangay Catarman, Dauis, Bohol. (Rey Tutas)

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