Death on Great Lakes

News going around that a 2M was killed onboard a Laker recently.


Richard was a friend of mine and classmate from Great Lakes Maritime Academy. This is a tragic loss. He leaves behind a wife and three very young kids. If anyone wishes to help his wife one of our classmates setup a gofundme.


But how did the death happen?

Sounds like he was hit by a falling chunk of ice.

Not all of the details are known yet. But the general understanding is that they where picking up the anchor before heading into Gary and a large chunk of ice fell from the bow and landed on him while he was looking out a port hole to see what was going on with the anchor.

This is terrible, I remember him from school, good guy

Very sorry for your loss, and my heart goes out to his family.