Three bodies packed among tuna in freezer of boat

THREE human bodies have been found packed amongst tuna in the freezer of a fishing vessel that ran aground on a remote island of Papua New Guinea.

The suspected illegal fishing vessel was found on December 10 at Paona Island, a 45-minute boat ride from Fead Island, which is 200 kilometres north of Bougainville.

Due to the remote location, authorities had only begun launching an investigation mission to the area.

"Local reports coming from the area are that there are three dead bodies in the ship's fridge with some fish they have caught," said Franklin Lacey, Bougainville disaster coordinator, who is leading the investigation team.

Mr Lacey said the deceased were of Asian appearance and may have been crew members.

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