Friday, 6 May 2016 - 14:10
Missing Cape Verde ship worker found dead in Groningen waters
The body of a missing Cape Verde ship worker was found in Hondiep, near the Groningen Gaarkeuken on Thursday, the Groningen police announced. The man fell overboard and disappeared underwater in April. The victim was a ship worker of tanker Altomira. On April 25th he ended up in the water while doing repair work on a ship near the Gaarkeueken bridge. Shipping traffic was brought to a standstill as divers tried to find the man, but it was to no avail. The police believe this was a fatal accident and the case is now closed.