Body of fishermen to be repatriated home

The body of a Portugese fisherman who died aboard a US flagged purse seiner last week will be repatriated later this week.

Speaking to KHJ News yesterday the purse seiner captain, Alphonso Llawa, said the victim was his 44-year old brother and he was hoping to clear things up so he can take his body back home.

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Llawa could not bring himself to describe what happened calling it a stupid accident. He said his brother had been injured by a rope and died after three hours.

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The distraught captain said he just wanted to clear things up so he could take his brother home.