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Chief Engineer dies on board

A crowdfunding page has been launched to offer support to the family of Roy Temme, who tragically lost his life this week following an incident on board…

A British crew member, Chief Engineer Roy Temme, has tragically passed away while aboard the Baton Rouge whilst docked in Antigua. 

On Thursday 22 February 20:58 local time Baton Rouge experienced a blackout and functionality was restored immediately. A damper was identified to be no longer working and maintenance was scheduled for the following day.

At 07:30 local time, Temme,  a 47-year-old father of two from Southampton, UK, entered the technical space to fix the damper. He was found unresponsive shortly thereafter by a colleague who had noticed his absence. Medics were immediately called at 08:30 local time and performed CPR. Temme was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Burgess, the yacht's management firm, issued a statement confirming that the next of kin have been informed, and it is cooperating with authorities to ascertain further details.

An investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

A crowdfunding page has been launched by Oliver Boghurst, a friend of Temme, aiming to alleviate financial burdens for his wife, Natasha. These contributions will provide her with some peace of mind, allowing her to focus on the well-being of their children without the additional worry of financial strain in the coming months.

Our deepest sympathies and respects go to the family and friends of Roy Temme.

BATON ROUGE
ICON YACHTS 2010 2010 Delivered
62.50m 12.20m 3.70m 1423
Tim Heywood Designs Ltd
RWD
JOUKE VAN DER BAAN

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