POLICE have ruled out foul play in the death of an Indonesian fisherman on board FV Chokyu Maru No. 78 on Monday.
Spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the post-mortem examination conducted yesterday revealed that the man died a natural death.
"We have taken the statements of the crew members and the vessel has been cleared to leave," Ms Naisoro said.
The 33-year-old fisherman died after being locked up on board a ship.
Police earlier said the crew member of the FV Chokyu Maru No. 78 was held in the ship's isolated shower room when he was found dead while entering Fiji waters from Tahiti on Monday.
And the shower room the fisherman died in was guarded by two crew members, police said.
Ms Naisoro said the deceased allegedly acted violently and threatened other fishermen during their fishing expedition.