The grisly discovery came after two fishermen off the coast of the Philippines alerted authorities to a drifting vessel.
The body, found slumped near the boat’s radio telephone, has been identified as 59-year-old Manfred Fritz Bajorat.
Inspector Mark Navales said the cause of death was unclear, but there were no signs of foul play.
“It is still a mystery to us,” said Navales, adding it looked like Bajorat “was sleeping”.
It is yet unclear how long Bajorat had been missing, but sightings of him have not been reported since 2009. READ MORE CLICK LINK BELOW