Police in the Philippines have begun an investigation, after discovering the body of a dead German sailor, in a yacht, drifting off the southern coast of the country.
Police are investigating the death of a German sailor whose body was found slumped in a yacht drifting off the southern Philippines.
Fishermen found the decomposing body inside the radio room of the yacht, which was floating 62 miles (100 km) off the coast near Barabo town in Surigeo del Sur province, police said.
Documents in the vessel indentified the man as Manfred Fritz Bajorat.
It is unclear what killed him or how long he has been dead.
Investigators found no obvious signs of violence. They are trying to retrace the man’s final journeys and speak to the last people to have had contact with him.