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    Default Lost at sea

    How many Seamen do you know that lost their lives at sea.
    Either by Suicide,Murder or Disappearing over the side.?

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    Default Re: Lost at sea

    One drowned off a beach in East London, South Africa.
    One steward after the 1960 strike, on Empress of France, over the wall, Murder or Suicide?????
    One AB rope around his neck jumped over te wall. Hung.
    One AB fell from topmast, dead.
    One Cook, burned to death in galley fire.
    Mate and one AB in pump room explosion on ESSO TANKER
    Steward dropped dead in 1st class dining room on Franconia.
    One man in shore gang shifting ship in Liverpool on Franconia, crushed to death.....died six weeks later.


    There are some more, including a murder, accident on deck and a detective found dead in his bunk,also six wounded Foreign Legionaries we rescued from Viet Nam
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    One AB assumed jumped over the wall, last person to see him said he was standing by his cabin door with a suitcase, said he was going home and waiting for a bus. The witness said he thought he was pissed (not unusual in his case) and carried on.
    Sad really, as I suspect these days his sometimes eccentric behaviour would have been picked up on. He was a very intelligent guy who had lost his way really, very nice chap to talk with.

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    One ab washed overboard
    Electrician died at sea
    One o.s. disappeared. After been put in an ambulance in Antwerp, inquiries into his welfare showed nobody had any record of him nor of any ambulance.! Being sent to the ship, our last view of him was him struggling with the ambulance crew
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    One AB from Glasgow, on the Stirling Castle, killed by a shark while trying to rescue a man overboard, (an attempted suicide, a dbs, picked up
    in Capetown was working in the galley). The man who died was buried at sea that night.

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    I'm very happy to say, that's something I did not experience, cheers

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    Default Re: Lost at sea

    One I do recall and it is here on site as 'Where is Mary'
    Gay first class winger on the Windsor, last seen on the well deck one night, never seen again.

    Did hear that one went over the side on the Pretoria just out of Cape Town up coast.
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