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Chief engineer Lars Starner dies in motorcycle accident

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Lars Starner, a chief engineer on yachts, reportedly died in a motorcycle crash three days ago in Cebu, Phillipines. He was 52.

Mr. Starner was born in Sweden and served five years in the Royal Swedish Navy working with diesel electric powered submarines before beginning in yachting in the early 1990s. He held an MCA Y2 certificate and worked as chief engineer on motor and sailing yachts including Aviva, Parsifal III, Hyperion, Peaceful Fish, Kismet, Marathon, Lady Lauren, Zeus and Blue Crystal according to his CV online.

Lars Starner, a chief engineer on yachts, reportedly died in a motorcycle crash in Cebu, Phillipines. He was 53.

Lars Starner, a chief engineer on yachts, reportedly died in a motorcycle crash in Cebu, Phillipines. He was 52.

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9 thoughts on “Chief engineer Lars Starner dies in motorcycle accident

  1. Brian Coleman

    This is very sad news, all of the crew from M/Y Spada send their condolences to his family & friends.

  2. Carl Carlsson

    What can I say, devastating news..! My deepest condolences to Chikako, family and his loved ones!

    After having worked together on M/Y Carinthia VI, Lars as 1st Eng and me as Captain we´ve stayed in touch over the years and it was always a true pleasure getting an update on his whereabouts and ever lasting adventures. A great man, true friend and one of the best engineers I´ve ever had the pleasure of working with has now entered a long journey into the unknown. I´ll end this message the same way as Lars always ended his e-mails: I wish you fair winds and following seas! Take care buddy…!

    / Carl

  3. Marf Ireland

    Thanks for all the memories Lars from diving school to chili bar ! We will miss you , forever remain in our hearts … Knowing you buddy , a cool man was great !
    What else can we say …. Deep Sorrow and pain buddy but hope you have a great journey now , fair winds and following seas take care buddy !

  4. Anne Miller

    My profound sympathy to Chikako , Ake and Anna Lena, Par and family . My heart is so sad. Lars was a wonderful AFS son. We had so much fun and have so many wonderful memories. He was truly one of a kind and we will be forever grateful for knowing him. My deepest sympathy. Anne

  5. Greg

    Just heard of this. Very sad news. I had many good times diving with Lars and drinking with him at Chili bar. Godspeed Lars, as you travel the undiscovered country.

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