MISSING SHIP CREW MEMBER
11 May 2009
WA Police have concerns for the welfare of a 39 year old male crew member who has disappeared from the vessel he was working on near Useless Loop on WA’s north coast.
Winston CHAVEZ, who is a Filipino national, was last seen at around 1pm on Friday 8 May 2009 as the ship ‘MV Baltic Frontier’ was berthed at Useless Loop. The ship sailed at 9pm that night and the man was discovered missing the next morning at around 8am.
Despite a comprehensive search of the ship, the man has not been found. Police have concerns that the man have chosen to
leave the ship, or may be missing at sea. Police Divers have searched the wharf area and adjacent waters at Useless Loop, and an aerial search was conducted in surrounding waters over the weekend. A further aerial search of the coastline and local islands will be carried out today.
Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Mr CHAVEZ is asked to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800