Mummified sailor found on abandoned yacht

NYP: The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered inside an abandoned yacht.

mummified German sailor

The grisly discovery came after two fishermen off the coast of the Philippines alerted authorities to a drifting vessel.

The body, found slumped near the boat’s radio telephone, has been identified as 59-year-old Manfred Fritz Bajorat.

Inspector Mark Navales said the cause of death was unclear, but there were no signs of foul play.

“It is still a mystery to us,” said Navales, adding it looked like Bajorat “was sleeping.”

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16 Comments on Mummified sailor found on abandoned yacht

  1. “Forensic examiners concluded that Bajorat died more than four days before the yacht was found on Thursday ”

    No shit, Columbo!

  2. Here’s the question. When did he go missing? I follow these sort of stories and I never remember hearing about a German adventurer going missing.

  3. 2009? Thought that was the year. Apparently his wife often sailed with him, they divorced and she died of cancer.
    How very sad.

  4. It takes about 70 days to completely mummify a dead body.

    I had to look it up. Learn something new every day.

  5. A guy down the road from us was so disliked that no one noticed he wasn’t around anymore as he became one with his mattress. Eventually, he was discovered; probably because the property tax was overdue. 😉

  6. How is this an “abandoned yacht” if he was still on board.

    Is there a legal term for a boat that’s a Ghost Ship or Flying Dutchman?

  7. I used to sail until my early 30’s when I finally got smart and realized you can’t eat a kevlar sail but you sure can eat a fish. Nowadays I have a lot more fun, eat a lot better and have met a lot more new friends too as a result of fishing.

    There’s something wrong with someone who goes off sailing singlehanded. To me it’s the ultimate definition of a Loner.

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