Thanks again for the information. As you suggested the wife was in contact with the BVI Tourism Board. Mr Wheatly told her he can only help if there's a body. Unfortunate but it looks like her next shot is to contact a senator in Florida to get her to the State Department. She called a Florida law firm for advice. They told her they couldn't help, but sent her a $400 bill for the phone conversation. Meanwhile the standard period for a death cert without a body is 5 to 7 years. I feel so bad for this woman and her sons.

Meanwhile I have a suggestion for all boaters who decide to jump off the back of the boat by themselves. Wear a flotation device and tether yourself to the boat.

Last edited by Joeswind; 05/20/2019 05:56 PM.

Mike M.