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Old 22-02-2011, 16:47   #1
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What are some traditions for when people are lost at sea?
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Old 22-02-2011, 17:06   #2
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Usually raise a glass as a toast then get on with living/surviving.... no time for long drawn out stuff at sea Kenny.... 'In the midst of Life there is Death.."
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Re: Traditional Send Off

a traditional way to mourn the death of a sailor, whether lost at sea or not, is the ringing of eight bells. In the standard watchkeeping system, where a bell was rung every half hour, eight bells meant the end of watch.

If you've never heard it, the bells are rung in groups of two. Five bells, for example, two and a half hours into the watch, would be rung: bong bong--pause--bong bong--pause--bong. So eight bells would be rung in four sets of double rings.
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Call the lawyer and tell him that the wife was mysteriously hit by the boom, several times, and subsequently fell off in a remote area. (splash)

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No rum and dress-up in my answer, but if you have a casualty at sea you need to report it to the authorities.

http://www.uscg.mil/forms/cg/CG_2692.pdf
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No rum and dress-up in my answer, but if you have a casualty at sea you need to report it to the authorities.

http://www.uscg.mil/forms/cg/CG_2692.pdf


Was looking for traditions for those lost at sea.
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If you have the body, tradition was to cover in canvas with the last stitch through the nose
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If you have the body, tradition was to cover in canvas with the last stitch through the nose
Not forgetting cannonballs lashed to the feet...
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