• 53 years of age at time of disappearance.
• Brown skinned.
• 173cm tall.
• Medium build.
• Black hair.
• Brown eyes.
• Scar on right thigh.


Rajnikante Deshpande was an Indian citizen and captain of the Indian registered grain vessel “South Venture”. The vessel was completing a voyage from Korea to Geraldton W.A.

On Friday 4 September 1987 Mr Deshpande was last seen leaving the ship’s bridge at 11.30pm.

The following morning, Mr Deshpande was not located aboard the vessel and he has never been located.

If you have any information in relation to the disappearance of Rajnikante Deshpande please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online below. All reports to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously if you wish and rewards are available.

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