The remains that police found Monday on the sunken ship Cardium are the companion of the ship. The police confirmed that.
The 43-year-old Filipino companion had been missing since the wreckage of inland navigation in the Westerschelde three weeks ago. His body was found during the rescue work.
The ship carried sand on March 9, when the water did and then sank completely. According to the safety region, two people were on board at the time.
The first, the owner of 39 years of the ship, was taken out of the water by a rescue boat. The coast guard and the police launched a search for the mate, but that did not help.
The ship was on its way from Hansweert to Vlissingen earlier this month. The investigation into the cause of the accident begins as soon as the vessel is rescued, police said previously.