Two bodies found aboard oil tanker

STATIA- On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the remains of two people were found aboard an Italian oil tanker, MT RBD GINO FERRETTI. The oil tanker sailing under the Italian flag was en route from Brazil to Statia.
Along the way, the captain had reported the incident on board his ship.
The bodies of two men were found, 33 and 42 years old, with the Filipino nationality. It is suspected that they were killed foul play. A suspect, a 43-year-old man, also with the Filipino nationality, has been arrested.
The Caribbean Netherlands Police Force (KPCN) has investigated this matter with a team from Bonaire and Statia following a request for legal assistance from Italy. Various witnesses were heard. The suspect was transferred on Thursday, September 12 2019, to the Italian authorities, following a request for extradition from Italy, who are investigating the case further.

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