Five bodies were found by the Thousand Islands Police inside a cold storage chamber aboard KM Starindo Jaya Maju VI.
KM Starindo Jaya Maju VI is a fishing vessel.
Dan sekarang, the bodies have been taken by the Thousand Islands Police to the Kramat Jati Police Hospital for autopsies. The dead crew members were between the ages of 19 dan 27.
Seperti dikutip News24xx.com dari Kompas.com, the Thousand Islands Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Morry Edmond said that the police found the bodies at about 2:15 sore. pada hari Kamis, Sept. 16, 2020, after they had stopped the fishing vessel for carrying an excess of crew members.
Kemudian, the officer noted a mismatch between the number of crew members present and the number listed in the ship’s manifest. Because the data from the manifest stated that there were 43 crew members on board.
“Namun, the number of crew members present was less than what the manifest stated. Then the captain confessed that some of the crew members had died,” Morry said.
Diketahui, that the captain had kept their bodies inside a cold storage chamber and the bodies had been there for about a week.
Tapi, the police did not disclose the causes of death because the investigation still undergoing.
The vessel had been sailing for two months and was heading to port in Muara Baru.