A UK-flagged tanker has been detained by Vanuatu police force and ports authorities amid investigations over the death one of its members crews.
Vanuatu Ports Authorities confirmed that the deceased was a Filipino national.
His body was discovered on Sunday at Pango beach, about ten minutes drive from Port Vila's main wharf.
The vessel arrived in Vila last week and its next port of entry was Solomon Islands.
While leaving Vanuatu's capital on Sunday, the ship was sailing out of Vila harbour when it was revealed that one of its crews members was not on board.
The tanker was then instructed by Vanuatu Port Authorities to return.
The search and operation rescue was activated and the authorities were informed that a body was found on Pango beach.
The departure was cancelled awaiting for the outcome of the investigations.