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Capt. Marcel Davis dies in South Florida at 85


Former engineer turned captain, Marcel Davis, died on April 4 in South Florida. He was 85

Capt. Vance Accardi had known Capt. Davis for about 15 years and said his friend worked until he was 84. Capt. Davis was living with his daughter in Davie, Florida and although he had cancer for about a year, he seemed at peace, Capt. Accardi said.

“Not many people work into their 80s,” he said. “I saw him in Europe in 2012 and he worked on M/Y Seaquester, an 85-foot Pacific Mariner.”

Capt. Accardi shared an email with The Triton, “Fortunately, family and close friends were able to spend some good quality time with him up the the very end. We touched on a lot of heartfelt things and we know from our conversations he was ready to move on. As everyone knows, he was a very hard worker, even working within the last year of his 84-plus years of his life. We know everyone would also agree he was a great storyteller and always captivated the conversations with those wonderful stories and experiences.”

A captain through and through, Capt. Davis had a regular nautical greeting, according to his friend.

“When he called he said, “Sir, sir what is your position?”


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