Missing sailor complained about sickness

Eba Kandovazu

JONAS HEITA, the employee of Hangana Seafood, who has been declared missing at sea on complained about not feeling well on Sunday.

Police say Heita’s sniffing packet was stolen that same day.

Nampol Erongo spokesperson Ileni Shapumba said after complaining about being sick, Heita was told to take his medicine and was frequently checked on by his colleagues.

Shapumba explained that the vessel left the Walvis Bay port on 4 February 2022 and was due to return on Sunday, 13 February.

“The following day on Monday, he again complained that he was too hot and blurry. The captain then informed the company and the vessel was turning back to the Port of Walvis Bay. That is the same day he went missing from the vessel,” Shapumba said.

He added that the police are investigating a case of suspected drowning.

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