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Deaths on board: medical and legal implications for the maritime physician

Brice Loddé, David Lucas, Richard Pougnet, Dominique Jegaden, Jean-Ariel Bronstein, Jean-Dominique Dewitte
International Maritime Health 2010;61(1):24-27.

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Vol 61, No 1 (2010)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2010-05-21
Submitted: 2013-02-18

Abstract

When death at sea occurs many people are implicated. The assignees of victims often look for detailed circumstances of deaths at sea, and the doctor, besides his preventative role, has to certify the death on board and try to determine the circumstances with a view to a legal investigation if it proves necessary. In this work are presented the main causes, facts, and characteristics of human deaths at sea, and the responsibility of the ship's doctor in case of death on board.
Int Marit Health 2010; 61, 1: 24-27

Abstract

When death at sea occurs many people are implicated. The assignees of victims often look for detailed circumstances of deaths at sea, and the doctor, besides his preventative role, has to certify the death on board and try to determine the circumstances with a view to a legal investigation if it proves necessary. In this work are presented the main causes, facts, and characteristics of human deaths at sea, and the responsibility of the ship's doctor in case of death on board.
Int Marit Health 2010; 61, 1: 24-27
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Keywords

death; sea; maritime medicine; legal; physician

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Title

Deaths on board: medical and legal implications for the maritime physician

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 61, No 1 (2010)

Pages

24-27

Published online

2010-05-21

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International Maritime Health 2010;61(1):24-27.

Keywords

death
sea
maritime medicine
legal
physician

Authors

Brice Loddé
David Lucas
Richard Pougnet
Dominique Jegaden
Jean-Ariel Bronstein
Jean-Dominique Dewitte

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