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Dead Body Found Aboard Tanker Docked in Richmond: Coast Guard

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U.S. Coast Guard officials were investigating a report of a dead body found on a tanker moored at the Conoco Phillips facility in Richmond late Sunday night.

The original call was relayed to the Coast Guard from Richmond police at about 7:25 p.m., reporting a crew member aboard the Argent Sunrise tanker ship was dead, the Coast Guard said.

Investigators were at the scene along Canal Boulevard, and no further details were available.

The Argent Sunrise is a commercial chemical tanker built in 2008 and currently sailing under the flag of Panama.

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