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Old 08-03-2013, 09:14   #1
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Anyone looking for the sv DARK STAR

If anyone is looking for the sv Dark Star out of Washington State, please, please contact the Mexican Navy at Chemala Mexico. or if anyone knows of this vessal please contact the Navy .
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I am guessing this is what the post above was alluding to.........

"The body of William Hoffman was found aboard his Ilwaco, WA-based Cal 34 Dark Star on March 6 at the Perula anchorage in Chamela Bay on Mexico's Gold Coast. Other cruisers had alerted the Mexican Navy to the lack of activity on the boat and a strong odor emanating from her. The navy secured the boat, then towed her to Barra de Navidad. At last word, the death was being considered a suicide based on the facts that there was no sign of a struggle, Hoffman's wrists were cut, nothing seems to have been taken from the boat, the boat was not in disarray, and there was a partially completed suicide note."

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What a tragedy. A permanent solution to a temporary problem. I feel for his family.
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Old 16-08-2013, 17:27   #4
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How sad. Hope he's at peace now.
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Old 16-08-2013, 17:39   #5
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Re: Anyone looking for the sv DARK STAR

he left zihuatenejo in late january or early feb at latest time possible for ixtapa and was going to return--i never saw him again,nor heard anything until i read the lat 38 article mentioning his death. rip.
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Re: Anyone looking for the sv DARK STAR

Sad story. A "Dark Star" is here in Reeds Bay, Hilo, Hawaii. Not the same "Dark Star" but the same name.
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If anyone is looking for the sv Dark Star out of Washington State, please, please contact the Mexican Navy at Chemala Mexico. or if anyone knows of this vessal please contact the Navy .
Sad. It's strange no one has contacted them as it looks like he had family looking at public records. Has the navy reached out to any of them?
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