Did you work aboard the NIELSE DANIELSEN in 1978? Do you know the name of the cook who went overboard?
According to a French newspaper:
Saturday morning, 23 December (1978), the Dutch general cargo ship NIELSE DANIELSEN lost one of her crew members, the cook. That's happened in unclear cir***stances, at 20 nautical milles North of l'Aber-Wrac'h (North of Brittany). Ships and helicopters tried without success to locate the man. The search was interrupted around 17h00.
I’m Emma, a volunteer from Locate International. We review unsolved unidentified body and missing persons cases at no cost to families or the police.
Over forty years ago, on the 21st February 1979, a body of a man washed ashore Porth Minick beach on St Mary’s, the largest of the five islands that make up the Isles of Scilly. The islands are located about 40km off the southwestern tip of Cornwall, in the Atlantic Ocean.
The man was believed to have been born amid the world wars and aged between 40 and 60 years old. He had been in the water for up to four months. He was white and about 5ft 4 with dark brown greying hair, wore a two-tone blue and white short sleeved shirt with a woollen Eltex vest underneath.
On the ring finger of his right hand, he wore a gold band, believed to be a wedding ring. The ring had an inscription which read “Georgio and Katrina 1956”.
Despite the passage of time, the man has never been identified.
For the past year, we have focused on the possibility that this man could have been from a ship. We have been obtaining crew lists from shipping disasters to identify any Georgio/Georgios or similar.
Please get in touch if you know the name of the cook who went overboard.