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Statistical Risks of Ocean Voyaging?

I wonder if anyone has every seen any actuarial or other statistical information relating to the possible risks of ocean voyaging. Or, has anyone had to pay increased life insurance premiums because of a planned trip?

(Please note that this is an intellectual curiousity of mine. It is personal and philosphical question about how much risk one is willing to assume in life. I've scuba dived, flown private planes, and traveled to less desirable places in the world -- all of which would have raised my life insurance premiums -- assuming I had such a thing. I've had skydivers tell me that it is more dangerous to drive to the airport, than to jump out of the airplane. I'm not sure if I believe this but it makes a good story. I have heard that commercial aviation is so safe statistically, that commercial airplane pilots buy life insurance at normal rates.)

In any event, I'm curious and would appreciate any information. Maybe I can adapt that skydiver line....
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