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Editor and captain Tork Buckley dies

Capt. Tork Buckley died on Dec. 29 in Thailand after a battle with cancer. Mr. Buckley was 56 and lived in Phuket.

Mr. Buckley was founder and senior consultant of Big Blue Consulting. He was born in Scotland and sailed since he was young, according to the company Web site.

Mr. Buckley became a professional captain in 1989 and worked on motor and sailing yachts from 47 feet to more than 200 feet. He held a UK MCA masteryacht license and served as build and refit representative in Turkey on the Proteksan build of the 50m M/Y Mosaique.

Mr. Buckley was editor of The Yacht Report, currently The Superyacht Report, between 2005 to 2010. And after moving to Thailand, he became Asia editor and consultant for The Superyacht Group.

“He was one of this industry’s great characters and was one of the most fun, interesting and fascinating people I have ever had the privilege of knowing,” Thea Cheney, managing editor of The Superyacht Report, said. “He challenged all who met him with his sharp mind and sense of humor, and to say there was never a dull moment in his company would be an understatement.”

Yacht photographer Marc Paris dies

Yacht photographer Marc Paris died on Dec. 24 in an ultralight plane crash while photographing a yacht in Antalya, Turkey. Both Paris and the pilot were killed. Mr. Paris was 57.

Mr. Paris took photos and videos for a variety of yachts, boat builders, locations, boat shows and events in the yachting industry.

He was president of FAB Studio Photo Video in Nice, France. It is a non-profit organization created to promote the arts, host workshops and hold exhibitions, especially for people with special needs.

Photographer Suki Finnerty, owner of YachtingToday TV, flew with Paris in October during a Hargrave photo shoot and said he was great to work with who would do anything for anyone.

“You could always see him at the boat shows with the fur koala bear on his bag, his photographer vest and a nice smile,” Finnerty said. “He was a big bear. He loved his job and always had his camera in hand.”

Some of his photographs can be seen at his Web site ‘Marc Paris’ and to read more of his life click here at Superyacht Photographer.

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