Body found on cargo ship from Africa docked in Philadelphia

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say workers unloading a cargo ship from West Africa that was docked in Philadelphia have found a body aboard.

Emergency crews were called to Pier 84 on the Delaware River just after noon Monday.

According to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority website, Pier 84 is the premier cocoa bean import facility in the United States. Cocoa beans brought there are eventually delivered to chocolate or cocoa processing companies.

Police had no immediate information about the deceased person or the cause of death.