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Old 02-03-2016, 15:10   #46
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Perhaps the West is too squeamish by their standards...
Squeamish has nothing to do with it (for me), just a little respect for his next of kin, who didn't even know their loved one had been found, and the man himself.

I'm also not sure if the pics were released by the police or the many locals who were on that boat. How they treated the boat and everything on it ...

Anyway, if I die on my boat, I hope whomever finds me will not sell or release any pics. And not just pics of me, but also my personal belongings. There's a reason they're called personal belongings ...
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As the OP who found the original local newspaper report...my hope was that some member would know the sailor and alert his next of kin

Philippine police releasing the graphic photos does not surprise me as we see a lot of very raw footage on local TV, from road accidents and murders.

Perhaps the West is too squeamish by their standards.... I try not to judge...Here in the Philippines, taking animals to the slaughter house in open trucks is a normal daytime activity, which if I am following close behind in traffic, makes me Vegan for a while.

Personally, I am not bothered by the photos and see a poignant grace to a sailor's death at sea.

I am more bothered by the purposeful sinking by the locals to claim their prize.

Telling that both the body and boat survived at sea... before failing prey to the parasites on land.
Your stated purpose in posting seems a little 'far fetched' Pelagic. Do you really think CF is the way to be alerting family of a lost loved one?
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Old 02-03-2016, 23:19   #48
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We all have to die sometime. We should be so lucky to do it when we are doing something we enjoy.
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Old 02-03-2016, 23:30   #49
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I'm sure he was overjoyed the second he realized he was going to die.
Family must be over the moon too.

Sorry; while I very much understand the sentiment, I always cringe when I read the inevitable 'he died doing what he loved' comments.

And funnily enough, when my father died at home, not (out) on his boat, nobody ever said that was just too damn bad for him; we got all the 'he was lucky he died surrounded by his loved ones' sentiments. Guess that no matter what, some people try to find a way to make it all sound less sad?
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I'm sure he was overjoyed the second he realized he was going to die.
Family must be over the moon too.

Sorry; while I very much understand the sentiment, I always cringe when I read the inevitable 'he died doing what he loved' comments.

And funnily enough, when my father died at home, not (out) on his boat, nobody ever said that was just too damn bad for him; we got all the 'he was lucky he died surrounded by his loved ones' sentiments. Guess that no matter what, some people try to find a way to make it all sound less sad?
You beat me to it Lizzy Belle

Its a bit different when your eighty plus in poor health, but when you are young like he was with a family, the sentiment is wongly placed iMO.
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Re: Dead Sailor found adrift in Philippines

Some news about german findings about the autopsy. He died a week ago..(die Welt) by heart attack.

Another thought. Having a dead man's switch on the boat to sink it after pretermined time period...


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Some news about german findings about the autopsy. He died a week ago..(die Welt) by heart attack.

Another thought. Having a dead man's switch on the boat to sink it after pretermined time period...


Mumifizierte Leiche: Deutscher Segler starb an einem Herzinfarkt - DIE WELT
Can you provide a link to what your siting? I can't seem to google anything about an autopsy.

Never mind, it turned up when I quoted you ?
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Guess that no matter what, some people try to find a way to make it all sound less sad?
There is the difference between us. I don't think death is necessarily a "sad" thing, especially in the elderly. Although I find it difficult to describe, I believe there is a God/Creator to which we will return.

As a Catholic, I always liked when funeral cards gave two dates of the deceased. Born xx/xx/xx and Born into eternal life xx/xx/xx.

I think what is sad is not living life. So yes, I re-affirm my position that we would all be so lucky to die doing something we love.
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to sink it after pretermined time period...
To sink it after a predetermined time period ... of what?

Making sure your boat will self destruct; what could possibly go wrong?

Anyway, now that we all know that "years adrift" was just a week, I hope the man gets his peaceful rest.
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To sink it after a predetermined time period ... of what?

Making sure your boat will self destruct; what could possibly go wrong?

Anyway, now that we all know that "years adrift" was just a week, I hope the man gets his peaceful rest.
Woah hold up there. What do you mean 'now we all know'
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Here we go, an English report

Mummified German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat died from a heart attack | Daily Mail Online

Im doubting it was a week Even the mould around the boat speaks longer than a week
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I'm sorry RC, I assumed we all have google.translate access
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So yes, I re-affirm my position that we would all be so lucky to die doing something we love.
I'm in my early 40's and about do go out and do something I love.
I seriously hope I don't die today, and I will definitely NOT consider myself lucky if I do ..

This sailor was only 59. I just don't see the 'lucky' in his passing, sorry.

And no, death doesn't have to be sad or tragic or whatever - sometimes it's even a blessing. I've seen enough people die a horrible, slow death to know death can be a huge relief - for all involved. But when an otherwise healthy, not elderly person suddenly dies, calling them lucky seems a bit ... wrong.

My friends kid was only 12 when she died. She was doing something she loved, and she literally never knew what hit her. But I don't see the luck there either. So I guess you should be careful what you wish for, maybe ... I wish I could make it so no kid is ever that "lucky" again.
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I'm in my early 40's and about do go out and do something I love.
I seriously hope I don't die today, and I will definitely NOT consider myself lucky if I do ..
Im 54 (i think) and im about to start enjoying my sailing. I certainly dont think ill be too lucky if i cark it out 'doing what i love'. I have a wife i adore, a child still living at home and a dog, one of those weird special looking soppy dogs.
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Personally.. do I care what happens after I've pegged out..??
Not a lot.. all this sentimental rubbish is just folks left behind voicing personal guilt's, fears and subconscious superstitions.. the 'Id' will be long gone and not looking back.
Black bin liner or gold coffin is one and the same to me..
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