A BODY has been recovered from the wreck of L’Ecume II, police have confirmed.
The fishing trawler sank on Thursday 8 December following a collision with Condor’s Commodore Goodwill freight ship off Jersey’s west coast.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the States police said that the family of skipper Michael Michieli had been informed and the body had now been brought ashore, with an identification process set to take place.
Two bodies have already been recovered from the wreck and identified as crewmen Jervis Ramirez Baligat and Larry Simyunn from the Philippines.
Senior investigating officer Andy Shearwood said: ‘This evening, the team working on the recovery of the L’Ecume II fishing trawler recovered a body from the wreck.
‘An identification process will be taking place in due course, and we will not be commenting further until this has been confirmed.
‘Our thoughts remain with the Michieli family who our Family Liaison Officers continue to support.’