The brother of an engineer who went missing from the cargo vessel, EEMS DELTA, while it was moored at Gunness Wharf near Scunthorpe, is appealing for help in tracing him

The brother of a crew member of the EEMS DELTA, who was last seen after he fell into the water at Gunness Wharf, near Scunthorpe, is asking the public for help.

Ramiro Delgado contacted the Scunthorpe Telegraph from Cape Verde for help in locating Vicente Delgado.

“I only want to find my brother alive or dead. We are in a moment of deep anguish and pain,” he told the newspaper.

Delgado, who is in his 30s, was last seen on 3 December 2016.

His fall from the EEMS DELTA sparked an extensive search, which involved Humberside Police, a Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter and Coastguard Rescue Teams.

In a statement at the time, Humberside Police said: “Humberside Police were called at 7.23pm on Saturday 3 December reporting a man having entered the water at Gunness Wharf, Gunness near Scunthorpe.”

“The man – believed to be in his 30s – was a member of crew on a vessel docked at the wharf.”

“Numerous searches involving police and Coastguard have taken place for the man, but at this time he remains missing.”

A spokesman for the force confirmed on 12 December 2016 that the man remains missing and that the case continues to be treated as a missing person enquiry.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

Following the incident, 47-year-old Ruslan Butikov was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vessel, and was subsequently charged with the maritime offence of failing to co-operate with the provision of a breath specimen.

He was fined £300 and order  to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85 after appearing before a magistrates’ court.