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Old 08-06-2013, 10:16   #46
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Re: Do you pass up dead bodys and leave them stay?

My head is full of useless information, until you need to sink a dead body. I read it in one of those crime mystery novels, and thats what one of the light weight crab pots weigh and I've never had anyone float one of those to the surface. The water is really cold here so you don't get the bloating you do in warmer climates.
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I'm surprised no one mentioned the bio-hazard dead bodies present. When recovering bodies from the water during my time as a search and rescue volunteer, we considered both the body and the surrounding water as a bio-hazard and took appropriate precautions. I would NEVER advise even touching a dead body found floating, other than to attach a marker or fender of some kind, if able to do so safely, and only while wearing gloves from your first aid kit. Even the gloves are now possibly contaminated and need to be disposed of as such. As mentioned, record the coordinates, take many photos, then advise authorities of the coordinates and any marker you placed, and that you can e-mail photos if and when asked.
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...most of these floaters bought boats that they couldn't afford or maintain...
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Shakespeare: The tempest. Play based on the log book account of the wreck and salvage in Bermuda of "Sea Venture" by Adm. Sir George Somers, while on his way to Jamestown with supplies during "the starving times" 1607-10.
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Takes about 150 lbs. to keep a body down.
Not if you run it through a wood chipper first. (frozen makes less mess).
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Not if you run it through a wood chipper first. (frozen makes less mess).
Thats gross!

Quicker than a BBQ.
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Quicker than a BBQ.
But environmentally friendly .
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Not if you run it through a wood chipper first. (frozen makes less mess).
You mean like this?

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...I guess cement sandals are not in fashion, anymore... Mauritz
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I understand now. He once must have only used 140 lbs and it floated back up
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i had a sailor tell me that he has saved a few people from the water,
he went on to say he also found dead bodies, and just kept going.
i found this disturbing, as i am sure family's would like to know for sure if a body was found.
so is this a normal practice?
does everyone just leave dead bodies in the water?
he said "they act like they saw nothing"
Depends on the country in US coastal water call 911, at sea check maybe not dead, on coasts of central and south America get away from there as fast as you can and don't look back. never bring a body into port is latin america, if they die on board bury them at sea or take back to US, never enta port with dead body south of the border.
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, if they die on board bury them at sea or take back to US, never enta port with dead body south of the border.

do you have basis for such a statement
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do you have basis for such a statement
Was told to me by person who has sailed in these waters even more than I have and I have been doing so for 40 years I have been in ports on atlantic and pacific of these countries, I speak the language and understand the beaurocrat mentality, having lived there for 25 years. Our agreement when crusing together is if either dies the other buries him at sea!! Unless close to US.
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