Sri Lanka’s navy said it had located 14 bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that had capsized last week with 39 crew on board.

The grisly discovery came a day after a preliminary Chinese government probe concluded there were no survivors on the vessel that overturned on May 16.

The board had 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesians and five Filipinos.

The fishing vessel’s distress beacon was first detected last week as Cyclone Fabian drove waves as high as seven metres – 23 feet and winds as strong as 120 kilometres per hour – 75 miles per hour – through the area.

The vessel left Cape Town in South Africa on May 5 for Busan in South Korea.