17 Aug 2017

Body found of missing crew member in Solomon Islands

1:21 pm on 17 August 2017

The Solomon Islands police have recovered the body of a missing crew member after a tug boat sank in Central Islands province last month.

Six of the crew swam to safety on Bungana Island when the vessel sank.

It had been pulling a barge from Honiara to Malaita when the rope broke and the tug took on water.

Local divers assisted the police in the recovery operation.