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Please add Geni profiles for those who died in a shipwreck.

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From Shipwreck - Mysteries of Death at Sea

It is a terrible tragedy when a boat is lost and those who are lost with it are not recovered for a proper burial. "When vessels leave port and just disappear, the doubt is corrosive. It eats away at the spirit," Good said, explaining that his website still receives inquiries from loved ones about vessels and crewmen who disappeared up to 50 years ago.

Why Should Captains Go Down With Their Ships?

... moral abandonment of their passengers and crew cannot be justified under any law or custom. Many other captains, though, have exceeded their legal obligations, remaining on board to the last or going down with their ships. Those choices reflect tradition and the individual captain's sense of duty and professionalism. They were not coerced by the terms of any law, but rather by custom and by their perception of the scope of their responsibilities.



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