Updating my thread. Since my last posting I have found out further information regarding Eric L Mason. His body was recovered in Lake Erie off Conneaut Harbour, Ohio. In September 1959. But having problems finding out if his body was repatriated to the UK or even if this happened. Does anybody have any information regarding repatriation of bodies of Merchant Seamen lost at Sea and who would have been responsible for the regulation of this procedure. Many Thanks.