||01-08-2012 06:17 PM
The Passing of MMNETSEA
With sadness, we need to let you know about the loss of a long time member of the CruiserLog family. MMNETSEA (Richard Doaldson-Alves) recently passed away in Thailand after a short illness.
We deeply appreciated his selfless contribution of time and expertise here. As a member of the Site Team for a decade, he was a cornerstone of our community. He helped countless cruisers worldwide and the cruising community is richer for his stewardship.
Richard Donaldson-Alves was an eminent researcher and Epidemiologist on vector borne diseases, malaria, and dengue fever. An avid sailor, he had occasion to do boat deliveries and he cruised in the Mozambique Channel, Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, Southern China to Japan, South East Asia, New Zealand, Queensland - Australia, Volta to Sao Tome, Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean, and the North Sea - Scotland & Norfolk. As part of his service to the cruising community, he was a controller for SE Asia Mobile Maritime Net.
Richard's life experiences included working in Africa, China, Europe, USA and in Indochina. He spoke a several languages including some Greek. Richard was very active in CL and other cruiser related forums.
Fair winds, Richard - you will be missed.