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    Missing ship crew member found drowned

    BATU PAHAT (Bernama) – A crew member of CHG Marine Servise reported missing last Thursday when docking at Jeti Harta Warga Sdn Bhd, was found drowned by the authorities on Friday.

    Batu Pahat District Police Chief ACP Azhan Abdul Halim said the body of Jonarham Unitama, 26, an Indonesian, was found at 9.53am, about 100 metres from where the ship was docked.

    “The victim clad in red shirt and brown shorts had an injury on the forehead believed to have been sustained when he fell into the sea. However, based on preliminary investigation, there was no element of crime,” he said in a statement yesterday.

    The body was taken to the Forensic Unit of the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital (HSNI) Batu Pahat.

    In the January 17 incident, the victim was reported missing by his employer about 11am after he was found missing from the ship.

    According to police, the victim was last seen by a friend while cleaning the chassis in the engine compartment of the ship but attempts to look for him in the surrounding area was unsuccessful.

    Following that, his employer suspected the victim had fallen into the sea and lodged a police report.

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