Worker missing from iron ore ship

Daneka HillNorth West Telegraph
The Volunteer Marine Rescue Service's current boat, Sardam, goes out to take part in a training operation (File picture)
Camera IconThe Volunteer Marine Rescue Service's current boat, Sardam, goes out to take part in a training operation (File picture) Credit: North West Telegraph

(Updated: 2:11pm)

The body of a man, believed to be that of the bulk ore carrier worker who went missing yesterday has been located in waters off Port Hedland.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The 23-year-old Indian citizen was last seen aboard the ship he worked on yesterday at a 9.30am muster call.

He was reported missing after failing to show up at the 1pm muster call and a helicopter and marine search and rescue team were deployed.

The ship was anchored in the sea anchorage area off of Port Hedland Harbour at the time of his disappearance.

He is described as having a dark complexion and was last seen wearing white overalls.

The search was conducted by Port Hedland Police, with support from the WA Water Police and the Volunteer Marine Rescue Service Port Hedland, and was suspended overnight but re-commenced at first light today.

If anyone has any information please contact Police on 131 444.

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