That is very sad... He was always a gentleman and very generous sharing his obviously wide and long experience.
My condolences to his family and friends.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)