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Chief officer of Greek bulker Ocean Lion presumably killed by crew

New Orelans - A red blood-like substance was found on the ship’s main upper deck by contract workers.

New Orleans - WWLTV (wwltv.com) of Plauemines Parish, Louisiana, reported disappearance of the chief officer of Greek bulk carrier Ocean Lion under suspicious circumstances. At around 21.45 Jan 17 14 Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified about the disappearance of Igor Yavorsky, 27, of Odessa, Ukraine, chief officer of m/v Ocean Lion, anchored in the Mississippi River near Braithwaite, New Orleans. “Yavorsky was last seen around 5:30 p.m., when the captain of the ship ordered Yavorsky to conduct a deck sweep of the vessel. He was allegedly investigating intoxicated crewmates, said the sheriff’s office. “A red blood-like substance was subsequently found on the ship’s main upper deck by contract workers. Upon being notified of this discovery, the Captain ordered a count of all personnel aboard the ship, at which time it was learned that Yavorsky was missing,” said Eric Becnel, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.” – said WWLTV. Deputies from the sheriff’s office searched the ship, but were unable to find Yavorsky. During the search, investigators located possible blood evidence on crew members’ clothing, as well as in (some) living quarters, Becnel said. Plaquemines detectives and FBI agents are presently conducting interviews with crew members. Search was launched using boat and helicopter, result unknown. As of morning Jan 19 vessel was in the same position anchored off Braithwaite.

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