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Identity of Icelandic Captain’s Body Confirmed

death-announcementsIt was confirmed this week that a body found in the ocean outside Tromsø, northern Norway, at the end of March was that of captain Magnús Þórarinn Daníelsson of the trawler Hallgrímur SI-77, which sank in an accident on January 25.

Magnús was born in 1947 and lived in Njarðvík, southwest Iceland. He leaves behind a wife, three grown children and five grandchildren, reports.

Of the four-person crew, only one man survived. The bodies of the other two crew members who are believed to have perished have not been found.

Magnús’ body will be transported to Iceland where it will be buried.

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