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List of dead bankers 2019 – conspiracy update

60+ mysterious deaths of high powered bankers from 2008 - 2019. The post List of dead bankers 2019 – conspiracy update appeared first on Michael Tyler. Related posts: Dead bankers conspiracy – 68 deaths – 7 discredited in 5 years Dead bankers conspiracy 2015 – ‘Pentakill’ – Dead Peasants Insurance Michael Burke vs (dead) Jimmie Saville...

**Update August/September/November 2019

A few high profile ‘suicides‘ to add to the list.

**Update March/April 2018

Changed the dates and included some more up-to-date references for the banker deaths. New deaths added.

**Update October 2017

There was a number of deaths in 2017, most of them I picked up second hand. As I’ve said before, I try to stick to the main players.
I’ve added the deaths for this year to the list.

**Update October 2016

Yep. The list keeps growing. Just focusing on major players, or cases where ‘foul-play’ may be involved. I’ve done a little research into the causes of all these bankers dying, which can be found at the bottom of the article.

Having had to spend too much time on youtube recently, has led to the accumulation of the latest and most credible conspiracy theories.

Perhaps the most interesting, is the demise of the common-or-garden ‘master of the universe’. Banker, as they were once known.
They’ve been having problems with mortality recently.
And there’s a very long list of them.

“Everyone is expendable”

 I remember this guy telling me a story about the Porton Down scientists in the 70’s, and how they all went missing or died, after conducting a lot of ‘hush hush’ experiments.

I was perhaps 26 at the time. Youngster.

Also, David Kelly, our ‘Walter Mitty’ style friend the nuclear inspector who blew the whistle on the ‘dodgy dossier’, and, ironically said he’d end up dead in the woods.

3 weeks later he was found dead in the woods…..

These bankers are no different.

If any one of them decides to have an attack of conscience, the whole NWO and shitty gravy train could come off the railsBanker dies on railings.

China’s economy is the final dollop of shit heading toward the fan.

Today they announced that they were experiencing the slowest level of growth in 25 years

So here’s the list.

(Photo By Dennis Gill 07926643703 Suicide Marylebone guy falls or jumps from building and lands on metal rails takes fire service over 3 hours to cut the dead body off the metal railings leaving residents very upset as it took them over one hour to cover the seen Body on fence for over one hour for all to see up setting for locals this all happened on Montagu Square at the corner of Montagu Place leaving residents very distressed)

List of dead bankers 2019

Thomas Bowers85. November 29th, 2019 – Thomas Bowers: Former Deutsche Bank employee and Head of US Wealth-Management.
Bowers ‘line managed’ wealth management and private banking through a number of less senior private bankers and ‘wealth managers’, one of them being a Rosemary Vrablic.
Vrablic managed the portfolios of a number of clients, one of them being a Mr. Donald Trump.
Through the auspices of Mr. Bowers, Deutsche Bank provided lines of credit to Trump on the basis of using him as a ‘loss leader’ in order to attract other High Risk/High Return clients.
From 2010-2015, Deutsche/Trump relationship soared, culminating in a loan to Jared Kushner, who had previously been banned from doing deals directly with Deutsche due to his father being a convicted felon.
The FBI were investigating Thomas Bowers as being the ‘Gatekeeper’ to documents detailing Deutsche Bank’s High Risk/High Return strategy at that time.
Bowers was found dead with neck injuries consistent with hanging.
Verdict: Suicide.

Aivar Rehe84. September 25th, 2019 – Aivar Rehe: Former CEO of Danske Bank, Estonia, was found dead in his own back yard on Wednesday 25th September.
The Danish bank is being investigated in Estonia, the US, Denmark, the UK and France for handling $230bn that flowed through its Estonian branch on behalf of non-residents from Russia and other former Soviet states between 2007 and 2015.
In keeping with the similar deaths on this list, police were opaque – “The body has no signs of violence, neither does anything point to an accident,” police said, declining to provide further details out of courtesy to Mr Rehe’s family. There will be no investigation into his death, they added.
Another one for the list.
Verdict: Suicide.

Jeffery Epstein83. August 10th, 2019 – Jeffery Epstein: Limited Partner at Bear Sterns and Liquid Funding Ltd. Convicted pedophile. Jeffery Epstein was jailed and facing charges of pedophilia and child trafficking.
Placed on suicide watch on the 25th July after being discovered with markings around his neck. By the 9th August, suicide watch had been removed, (by the DOJ), and Epstein was found with neck trauma, ‘consistent with hanging’, in his cell by prison officers.
Perhaps the most notable aspect of Epstein was his high profile connections. Previous businesses were in financial fixing for those of $1Bn worth or more. His early introduction to Bear Sterns where he started his career had been through a high profile introduction from one of his pupil’s fathers at the school where he then worked.
Jeffery Epstein with his ‘black book’ represented one of the greatest existential threats to the international elite. His actions, and his connections to the rich and famous are well know.
His trial was a chain of domino’s waiting to fall.
Funny that he should find himself dead.
Verdict: Suicide.

Adrian Hill - Dead Banker82. August 8th, 2019 – Adrian Hill: Former head of HFC Bank, First Direct and M&S Bank; and one of the key players in bringing sub-prime mortgages to the UK lending market.
Mr. Hill was under investigation by the FCA, most notably for overcharging credit-card customers on late payment fees and the legitimacy of his ‘Let-to-Buy‘ business.
Apparently, he had taking to talking to himself under his breath, buying expensive pictures and suffering night-terrors after sending FCA managers a picture of himself with a hunting rifle and the caption – “I’m going to intellectually slay you” and likening them to the Stazi.
Found dead in covered pool. Coroner verdict. Suicide.

Jennifer Riordan - Wells Fargo81. April 17th, 2018 – Jennifer Riordan: VP of Community Relations, Wells Fargo. Died following freak accident involving Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 1380 from New York to Dallas.
At 30,000ft under fine conditions, the port engine turbine partially disintegrated, throwing a piece of shrapnel toward the cabin. This smashed Mrs Riordan’s cabin window. In a nightmare scenario, she was partially pulled out, her body prevented by passengers from exiting the vehicle entirely. After an emergency landing at Philadelphia airport, Jennifer Riordan was pronounced dead from blunt trauma injuries to the head. Aviation experts have speculated that aircraft turbines are fitted with a ‘band’ precisesly to prevent this kind of incident. National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to figure out why that technology didn’t function. Source.

Matthew Mellon - XRP, BNY Mellon heir80. April 16th, 2018 – Matthew Mellon: Lead investor in crypto-currency XRP, or ‘Ripple‘. Direct descendent of Thomas Alexander Mellon, founder of what’s now known as The Bank of New York Mellon, aka BNY Mellon.
By his 21st birthday, had inherited $25million spread across 14 trust funds and was soon on his way to a lifestyle of drugs and excess. In 2000 he met and married Tamara Yeardye after meeting in rehab clinic. She went on to found, and then sell the ‘Jimmy Ch00’ shoe brand. Later they divorced, and he re-married fashion designer Nicole Hanley. He was an early investor in Bitcoin, and went on to support XRP or ripple because ‘Crypto is scary and dark. It’s anti-America,’ Mellon told Forbes, explaining that he chose Ripple because he is ‘pro-America, pro-business and pro-bank.’   Which is strange because, according to a family friend, Mellon’s family have since been unable to trace the fortune he made in crypto-currency and worry that it has ‘disappeared’. ‘Something weird has happened to all his crypto money and his family can’t find it‘ his friend was quoted as saying.
After a surfing incident, he was prescribed OxyContin, which he said ‘the doctors handed out like smarties‘ leading to his addiction to the legal high, one of the most abused prescription drugs in America.
He was in Cancun the day prior to checking in to rehab when his death was announced. Source.

James Erven - Santander79. September 4th, 2017 – James Erven: Head of Digital Development, Retail and Business Banking, Santander PLC.
This death happened some time ago. This is the inquest heard 29th March 2018. Mr. Erven took his own life by throwing himself from his top floor apartment balcony.
Took the ambulance 30 minutes to attend, at which point he was declared ‘dead at the scene’. There were claims ‘a radio mix up over the nature of Mr Erven’s fall was to blame for the delay’.
The coroner heard Mr. Erven committed suicide after televised interview with celebrity Stephen Fry in which he described his battle with Bi-Polar disorder. A similar illness which had led Mr. Erven to visit his GP for depression. Source.

Bruce Steinberg & family 78. December 31st, 2018 – Bruce Steinberg: Was among 12 killed in a plane crash in the Costa Rican rain forest near Punta Islita. The plane crashed en-route to the capital, San José shortly after take off. All 5 immediate family were killed in the crash.
Steinberg, 50, was a senior member of Bridgewater’s research team, according to a company spokeswoman.
Prior to joining Bridgewater, he had worked at several banks including UBS AG, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and Credit Suisse Group AG Source. (Similar death of Richard Cousins head of Compass Group PLC. A plane crash in ‘totally inexplicable’ circumstances on the same day.

Michael Treichl 77. June 20th, 2017 – Michael Treichl: Multi-million pound hedge fund manager and investment bank. Michael Treichl, (pronounced to rhyme), was arrested under investigation for arson of their £12m manor-house, Parnham house in Beaminster, Dorset (source).
Apparently distraught at the destruction of the property, Treichl was found four days later floating face down in Parnham House carp lake.
There has been unconfirmed speculation in Britain and Austria that Michael was in financial trouble, and his spending beginning to spiral out of control. Source.

76. June 12th, 2017 – Dan Hanegby: Investment banker from Credit Suisse Group was crushed by NYC bus.
The executive was apparently riding a ‘citi’ bike to work when he lost his balance and fell under a city transport bus.
He also worked at Morgan Stanley as a VP. Source.

Neil Rodney Smith 75. June 23rd, 2017 – Neil Rodney Smith: CEO of investment firm Infraccess.
The 57-year-old was discovered lying on his back in bed with a wet towel stuffed in his mouth and a pillow over his face inside the apartment.
“A roommate heard a guy in there with him. He heard them having sex,” the source added.
Police are now investigating whether there was foul play involved in the banker’s death. Source.

Vusi Mhlanzi - Dead banker74. September 1st 2017 – Vusi Mhlanzi : Mhlanzi managed a team that structured and placed debt capital markets instruments for corporates, state-owned entities, municipalities and the National Treasury. This was through a co-founded company Basis Points Capital, where he was CEO.
Mhlanzi was shot 6 times at a busy traffic intersection in his Mercedes Benz in Sandown, SA.
Official sources at the scene could not ‘confirm it was a ‘hit”.
He had 18 years experience in the industry, and previously was Head of Debt Origination in Investec Bank’s Specialised Finance division.

Miguel Blesa73. July 20, 2017 – Miguel Blesa: 69-year-old former chairman of Caja Madrid.
The former executive was being investigated for his part in a$17.85 million expenses fraud.
Killed by a ‘gunshot wound to the chest’ whilst holidaying at a private hunting estate with friends. Source.

James Starkey Banker72. 31st October 2016 – James Starkey: Banker of Australian-British origin working for London banking consultancy, Catalyst in South Africa and Australia.
James Starkey’s dead body was found in Raphael Penthouse Suites, Johannesburg on October 8th showing signs of a brutal assault.
Three weeks after the assault and murder in the complex having “tight, highly effective, and extremely efficient security controls”, police chiefs said “motive has not yet been established”, and “there are no witnesses”.
He worked for JP Morgan, Macquarie Bank, Ernst and Young and Goldman Sachs in the past.

Korkky sisters71. 24th September 2016 – Korkki sisters: Annie and Robin, two sisters on holiday in the Seychelles were found dead and unresponsive on the bed of their luxury villa.
Annie Korkki, 37, who works for JP Morgan Chase in Denver and Robin Korkki, 42, a trader from Chicago were found together the $1,800-a-night Maia Resort by hotel staff.
A preliminary examination conducted by police indicated there were no signs of violence or aggression on the women’s bodies.
Their heartbroken family is currently pressing officials for answers into what led to their sudden deaths.

Oliver Dearlove70. 28th August 2016 – Oliver Dearlove: Relationship manager who worked for Duncan Lawrie bank in Belgravia, London, having previously worked for Coutts, (the Queens bank), and Barclays. Both in similar roles.
Mr. Dearlove had been returning from a night out when the incident occurred. It was an attack which friends and relatives said would usually be avoided by Mr. Dearlove and the means and circumstances remain unclear.

william broeksmit69. 26th March 2014 – William Broeksmit: Risk overseer for Deutsche Bank.
Broeksmit was “instrumental as a founder of our investment bank” – Deutsche Bank.
Broeksmit “was a pioneer in interest rate swaps” while at Continental Bank in Chicago, but areas of his Deutsche work were placed under investigation in the UK LIBOR fixing scandal.
Last year, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $2.5billion (£1.76billion) to resolve any investigations by the authorities in Britain. Mr. Broeksmit was found hanging by his dogs’ leash in his Kensington flat.

Martin Senn68. 30th May 2016 – Martin Senn: Former CEO of Zurich Insurance.
Described as withdrawn and reclusive following his departure from the company, Martin Senn, apparently shot himself in his Swiss resort home in Klosters.
It’s said that he was under stress after a failed merger with insurance company RSA. The company also suffered to due to exposure to loses incurred in blasts in Tianjin which killed which killed 173 people in Sept. 2015.
It comes three years after the suicide of his colleague, Pierre Wauthier, also featured on this list.

Alex Lagowitz67. 23rd May 2016 – Alex Lagowitz; The futures trader with Meryll Lynch took magic mushrooms with his flatmate, and later plunged to his death from his 16th story Manhattan apartment.
Police on the scene billed it death by misadventure, “When you take these mushrooms, they make you hallucinate and, in some cases, if you take enough of them, they make you believe that you can fly like Superman”.
Whiff of foul-play making it a contender in this list.

Aleksandr Potyomkin66. 4th May 2016 – Aleksandr Potyomkin: Director of Russian Central Commercial Bank in the Bashkortostan region of Russia.
The subject was found dead in the stairwell of his apartment block with gun shot wounds to the head. Source.

Roger Agnelli65. 21st March 2016 – Roger Agnelli: 56-year-old banker Roger Agnelli, who turned a Brazil mining company into the world’s largest iron-ore producer. Agnelli—who took over Vale’s helm in 2001 after spending most of his career in banking. His single-engine turboprop came down in a residential neighborhood about three minutes after leaving Campo de Marte airport en route to Rio de Janeiro Source.

Jimmy Lee64. 17th June 2015 – Jimmy Lee: 64 Year old Wall street veteran died today after arriving home from a session at the gym and reported feeling ‘breathless’. He was taken to hospital and later died. His death was reported as ‘unexpected’.
Jimmy Lee had worked at JP Morgan Chase as Vice Chairman of the company he had joined in 1975.
He is the most senior banker since 2013 to have met a premature death. Source.

Thomas J Hughes63. 28th May 2015 – Thomas J Hughes: 29 Year old investment banker from a successful background takes his life.
Hughes jumped from the fourteenth floor of the Ocean Apartments on West Avenue NYC, de-capitating himself on railing before falling onto oncoming traffic. Source.

Abid Gilani - Dead banker62. May 13 2015 – Abid Gilani: Senior VP for Wells Fargo bank. Mr. Gilani worked as Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Hospitality Finance Group. Mr. Gilani was killed in an AMTRAK train crash along with 8 other people. News reports that the brakes on the New York bound train failed, causing it to enter a 80 k/mh bend at 164 k/mh. Source.

Graeme Porteous61. Feb 07 2015 – Graeme Porteous: Ex-investment banker previously working for JP Morgan and UBS investment banks covering the energy and mining sectors. Killed when skiing off piste with friends. News reports that Mr. Porteous was a very experienced skier, and would never put his friends and family at risk in such a way. Source.

Aditya Tomar60. Feb 04 2015 – Aditya Tomar: Vice president of Technology JP Morgan. Also worked for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and for Barclays Capital, supporting electronic and algorithmic rates trading. Killed in NY railcrash. Source.

Joseph Nadol59. Feb 04 2015 – Joseph Nadol: Financial aerospace analyst for JPMorgan. Killed by SUV driver on railway crossing. Source.

58.  Jan o9 2015 – Omar Meza. Board executive for AIG Financial Distributors in the US. Found dead in the pool of a Marriott hotel. Source.

57. Jan 2015 – Thomas S. Gilbert Sr, 70, Hedge fund manager. Shot by his son for reducing his allowance. Source.

 1. 19th Nov, 2014 – Shawn Miller, 42, Citigroup managing director – found dead in bathtub with throat slashed. Murder weapon is missing. – Reference.

2. 12th March, 2014 – Edmund Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, threw himself in front of a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train. – Reference.

3. 24th June, 2014 – Richard Gravino, 49, Application Team Lead, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown/pending. –

4. 16th September, 2009 – James McDonald – President & CEO of Rockefeller & Co – apparently self-inflicted, GUNSHOT WOUND – Reference.

5. July, 2014 – Thomas Schenkman, 42, Managing Director of Global Infrastructure, JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH, cause unknown/pending

6. 9th May, 2014 – Naseem Mubeen – Assistant Vice President ZBTL Bank, Islamabad, SUICIDE jumped – Reference.

7. 28th May, 2014 – Daniel Leaf – senior manager at the Bank of Scotland/Saracen Fund Managers, FELL OFF A CLIFF – Reference.

8. 26th May, 2014 – Nigel Sharvin – Senior Relationship Manager Ulster Bank manage portfolio of distressed businesses, ACCIDENTAL DROWNING – Reference.

9. 23rd April, 2014 – Lydia (no surname given) 52, France’s Bred – Banque-Populaire, SUICIDE jumped – Reference.

10. 23rd April, 2014 – Li Jianhua, 49, Non-bank Financial Institutions Supervision Department of the regulator, HEART ATTACK – Reference.

11. 21st April, 2014 – Benedict Philippens, Director/Manager Bank Ans-Saint-Nicolas, SHOT

12. 4th April, 2014 – Tanji Dewberry – Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse, HOUSE FIRE – Reference.

13. 7th April, 2014 – Amir Kess, co-founder and managing director Markstone Capital Group private equity fund, CYCLIST HIT BY CAR – Reference.

14. 7th April, 2014 – Juergen Frick, 48, Bank Frick & Co. AG, SHOT Dead – Reference.

15. April – Jan Peter Schmittmann – former CEO of Dutch Bank ABN Amro, (Possibly suicide, SHOT)

16. 30th March, 2014 – Andrew Jarzyk – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking at PNC Financial Services Group, MISSING/DEAD – Reference.

17. 11th March, 2014 – Mohamed Hamwi – System Analyst at Trepp, a financial data and analytics firm, SHOT – Reference.

18. 24th March, 2014 – Joseph Giampapa – JP Morgan lawyer, CYCLIST HIT BY MINIVAN – Reference.

19. March – Kenneth Bellando, 28, (youngest) former JP Morgan, SUICIDE, allegedly jumping from his apartment building. – Reference.

20. 13th Feb, 2014 – John Ruiz, 53, Morgan Stanley Municipal Debt Analyst, died suddenly, NO CAUSE GIVEN – Reference.

21. Feb 2014 – Jason Alan Salais, 34, Information Technology specialist at JP Morgan, FOUND DEAD outside a Walgreens pharmacy

22. Feb – Autumn Radtke, CEO of First Meta Bitcoin, a cyber-currency exchange firm, “Suspected SUICIDE” – Reference.

23. 18th Feb, 2014 – James Stuart Jr., Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, FOUND DEAD – Reference.

24. 18th Feb, 2014 – Li Junjie, JP Morgan, Alleged SUICIDE after jumping from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong – Reference.

25. 12th Feb, 2014 – Ryan Henry Crane, 37, Executive at JP Morgan, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown – Reference.

26. 4th Feb, 2014 – Richard Talley, 57: Founder and CEO of ‘American Title’. A coroner’s spokeswoman Thursday said Talley was found in his garage by a family member who called authorities. They said Talley died from seven or eight self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head. — Reference.

27. 28th Jan, 2014 – Gabriel Magee, 39, JP Morgan employee, dead after allegedly jumping from the rooftop of JP Morgan HQ in Europe – Reference.

28. 10th July, 2014 – Julian Knott, 45, JPMorgan Executive Director, Global Tier 3 Network Operations, allegedly shot his wife multiple times, then shot himself dead. – Reference.

The villa where Julian and Alita Knott were found shot dead
The villa where Julian and Alita Knott were found shot dead

29. 28th Jan, 2014 – Mike Dueker, Suicide – “Suicide” By 13 Meter Embankment (40-50 feet). He may have jumped over a 4-foot (1.2-meter) fence before falling down a 40- to 50-foot embankment.” – Reference.

Dueker worked at Seattle-based Russell for five years, and developed a business-cycle index that forecast economic performance. He was previously an assistant vice president and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. – Reference.

30. 20th Jan 2014 – Tim Dickenson, Communications Director at Swiss Re AG, SUDDEN DEATH cause unknown – Reference.

31. Dec 2013 – Robert Wilson, a retired hedge fund founder, apparent SUICIDE leaped to his death from his 16th floor residence – Reference.

32. 7th Dec, 2013 – Joseph Ambrosio, age 34, Financial Analyst for J.P. Morgan, died suddenly from Acute Respiratory Syndrome

33. Dec 2013 – Benjamin Idim, Diamond Bank. Nigeria, CAR ACCIDENT – Reference.

34. 27th Dec, 2013 – Susan Hewitt – Deutsche Bank, DROWNING – Reference.

35. 15th Nov, 2013 – Patrick Sheehan, 54. Managing Director of Finance. Wells Fargo bank. CAR ACCIDENT – Reference.

36. Nov 2013 – Michael Anthony Turner, Career Banker, CAUSE UNKOWN

37. 15th Nov, 2013 – Venera Minakhmetova, Former Financial Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CYCLIST HIT – Reference.

38. Oct 2013 – Michael Burdin, 50. Bank of America , SUICIDE – Reference.

39. Oct 2013 – Ezdehar Husainat – former JP Morgan banker, killed in FREAK ACCIDENT when her SUV crushed her to death – Reference.

40. Sept 2013 – Guy Ratovondrahona -Madagascar central bank, Sudden death – cause not confirmed

41. Aug 2013 – Pierre Wauthier, 53. CFO Zurich Insurance Group. SUICIDE – Reference.

42. Aug 2013 – Moritz Erhardt, 21. BOA. Died of exhaustion after working non-stop for 3 days. – Reference.

43. July 2013 – Hussain Najadi, CEO of merchant bank AIAK Group, SHOT – Reference.

44. July 2013 – Carsten Schloter, 49. CEO Swiss Telecom. SUICIDE – Reference.

45. July 2013 – Sascha Schornstein, 36. RBS in its commodity finance, MISSING – Reference.

46. April 2013 – David William Waygood, 62. Stepped out in front of train, SUICIDE – Reference.

47. Mar 2013 – David Rossi – communications director of troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), SUICIDE.

48. 9th July, 2010. Keiran Toman, 39, former banker who believed he was being stalked by a reality TV crew starved to death in a hotel room, after leaving the “do not disturb” sign on door for TWO weeks.

[Highly suspicious claims, as many of us probably know that the hotel cleaning staff will knock on the door after 24 hours and eventually enter the room if failing to respond].

An inquest was opened after his death in July 2010 but his family asked for a second hearing as they were not informed. Police found all of Mr Toman’s possessions in the room, but despite documents mentioning his family, failed to tell them he had died. — Reference.

49. 5th October, 2013. Nicholas Austin, 49, A former bank manager from Hersden died after drinking antifreeze in an effort to “get high”. was found in a coma by his wife Lynn at their home in Blackthorne Road on October 5. He died the same day. – Reference.

“I took special note of the last one – he died drinking antifreeze in an attempt to “get high”! Funny one that is, as if a banker would be stupid enough to try that. The list is shocking, I never saw so many suicides and car accidents. No gall bladder stones, cancer deaths, strokes, or simply falling ill, it is just a litany of action. That pretty much says it all.” – Jim Stone Freelance

The list continues…

50. 8th October, 2014. Melissa Millian, 54, Senior Vice President at MassMutual Financial Group, stabbed in the chest near a jogging alley in Connecticut – Reference.

51. 23rd January, 2014. Karl Slym, 51, Tata Motors managing director – not a banker, but a top official that could be connected somehow to the others – discovered dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. – Reference.

52. 3rd December, 2014. Geert Tack was a private banker for ING and managed portfolios of wealthy clients in Belgium. The cause of death was unknown at the time of the report, but he disappeared in mysterious circumstances, after driving his personal car to a garage from which he took a replacement car to an unknown destination. His body was found in November 2014 near the shores of the Ostend coast. – Reference.

53. Thieu Leenen, 64, Relatiemanager ABN/AMRO, Eindhoven, Nederland

54. 25th October, 2014. Calogero Gambino, 41, Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, America – Alleged SUICIDE by hanging – Reference.

55. 24th October, 2014. Thierry Leyne, 48, banker at Anatevka S.A., Israël, “apparent SUICIDE”- Reference.

56. 24th July, 2014. Therese Brouwer, 50, Managing Director ING, Nederland – Died in MH17 Crash – For me, this is absolutely HUGE, as I’ve spent weeks debunking the official story and, IMO, proving the false flag. – Reference.

 Another one, is the dead scientists. You can look into that here

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Gayton Marina

Moving from continuous cruising to a marina for winter mooring. That's right! Escaping from the cold this year in Gayton Marina. The post Gayton Marina appeared first on Michael Tyler. Related posts: Day 11 – Tarleton to St. Mary’s Marina, Rufford Final day painting and Gayton Marina Gayton Junction -> Gayton in the Fields...

Due to adverse weather conditions, expected, I’m moving away from the Continuous Cruising this winter, onto the Marina.

It’s the first time for years… The last place I moored at was Barton-under-Needwood over three years ago, when I was fairly new to boating.

Barton Turns Marina

Barton turns marina
Barton turns marina

Was where I used to live.

I always got the impression that Burton was full of criminals.

The marina was alright. I went out a couple of times to the bar and had a few meals in the restaurants. I lived there for about three months from May until August maybe.

During that time I had the luxury of free secure parking, free wifi and electric hook-up, plus all the other boat type things that marina’s provide like pump-outs and fuel, engineering services, water etc.

This made the initial period on the boat more easy and trouble free, no doubt. Also, there were other boaters on-hand to provide information and advice about the different things that I had no clue about.

That time passed. I got itchy feet shortly after we moved Bonnie down to Stone, (in Staffordshire), to be painted and have hook-up fitted.

Now, I continuous cruise all the time, meaning I have no ‘permanent moorings’ and have to move the boat every 2 weeks.

Continuous Cruising a narrowboat in the winter

Not unlike the summer. Except it’s cold.

The pros and cons of Continuous Cruising in the winter can be laid out as such:

Blisworth on the Grand Union
Winter can be like this – January in Blisworth


  • Less boats: From autumn to the depth of winter, you’re going to experience less boats and passing traffic. Less competition for decent mooring space and less cars and use of boats on the amenities.
  • Winter mooring rules: From Nov 1st, winter mooring rules apply which means you can remain on visitor moorings and limited stay moorings up to 14 day (unless marked otherwise). This can mean staying closer into towns and villages on ‘made-up’ towpaths with decent parking for longer periods.
  • Canal is pretty: When covered in snow.
Nether Heyford on the Grand Union during the Beast from the East (March 2017).
Or this – March in Nether Heyford


  • Potentially dangerous: Depending on the level of cold, you got ice and snow to deal with which at locks can lead to you falling in, quite easily and getting wet or worse. Locking is not recommended.
  • Uncomfortable: In the depths of the beast from the east, I was located in Nether Heyford. During some nights, I was having to move into the front room next to the fire which I had to feed logs throughout the night just to stay warm. That was -17 or so.
  • Movement may be restricted: I’ve been lucky with this in the past. Your movements may be restricted by ice and snow and poor conditions, for which you’re going to need a contingency in order to pump out or re-fill your water-tank. The essentials.
  • Lack of power: All your solar and self generation ceases at around 4pm. No matter how good a day it’s been solarwise, unless you’ve got a battery bank which is larger than the national debt, you’re going to need to be generating the extra with fossil fuels. That means you’re going to be restricting any luxury useage, (tv.’s/computers), unless you’re prepared to be starting your engines into the night. Many boaters don’t mind this. I don’t like it, nor does my engine.
  • Problems: Often occur in the winter. Be they weather or mechanical related, when they’re most stretched is the time they’re most likely to give-up.
  • Don’t like muddy towpaths: Yeah. Not a great fan. Perhaps because I cycle a lot, and muddy towpaths are often impassible in part during the winter. I don’t like them. I don’t like carry stuff around on them, I don’t like getting on and off the boat onto them.

The main reason I don’t want to be CCing this year is lack of power.

I like using my computer and I like watching the telly.

Solar, of course, means you can use anything electric pretty much as much as you want up until the clocks go back.

Engine overheat

Now I’m having to start the engine for an hour in the evenings. On the move down here to Gayton Marina, it boiled off, because the tube came off the header tank and the pressurised steam boiled-off into the engine compartment.

This coats everything in condensation. Luckily, I wasn’t going fast, and as soon as I noticed steam coming out of the vents, I stopped the engine. It’s not good for the engine and cooling system. The BMC 1,800 marine is a sturdy beast, fairly resilient and forgiving, and still runs, for now.

In the winter, running the engine, it’s not an isolated event.

In Wiltshire it used to happen a lot more. Partly because the cooling pump was on the way out, and partly because I wasn’t sure what was causing it.

Now I am sure what’s causing it, I’d rather not have the engine running at all, unless I have to.

Night cruising

Due to overheating, I had to pull over for an hour and a bit to let things cool down, refill the coolant and reconnect the header tank.

BMC 1,800 marine header tank
Header tank

I had to superglue the cap on the header tank. It was coming off the thread and the cap was no longer staying on the tank itself.

When I inspected the engine, the cap was hanging off, allowing pressurised coolant to escape directly from the engine’s cooling jacket into the engine compartment.

This additional stopover put me behind, and when it got to 5pm, the sun went down.

Couldn’t be bothered to turn the lights on, as they’re located at the front of the boat and the switch is in the cabin and not terribly easy to get to.

I continued on, through the dusk and arrived at Gayton Junction at about 20 past six.

Gayton Marina mooring

Next morning, roused myself early and filled up with water, then onto the marina.

Mooring for my boat works out to be £5.40 per foot per month + 20% ‘extended stay’ charge.

An extended stay charge is a charge they levy when you go about the 3 nights per week you’re allowed to stay over on your boat for normal mooring prices.

For Bonnie, this worked out the be £291.60 per month.

Electric was £5 for 33.33 kwh. Water, wi-fi, use of the shower, toilets, bins and parking comes as part of the package.

Tried the wi-fi and I can get better on the phone.

TV reception is good. Wi-fi reception is good. Not the best as it drops off occasionally, but there we go.

Here’s a short video of Gayton Marina with a quick look around the facilities and marina.

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Worst in 30 years…

So the forecasters are saying. It’s certainly colder on average than it was 12 months ago. Dodford I’ve moved down to Weedon area. Through the two sets of locks at Buckby and Welton which I did at the weekend. My bike got a puncture whilst I was at Longdown Lane. Expensive journey This must have been my fifth puncture whilst in the Braunston area, and this particular time, it meant I had to catch a bus and a taxi to... Read More Read More The post Worst in 30 years… appeared...

So the forecasters are saying.

It’s certainly colder on average than it was 12 months ago.


I’ve moved down to Weedon area.

Through the two sets of locks at Buckby and Welton which I did at the weekend.

My bike got a puncture whilst I was at Longdown Lane.

Expensive journey

This must have been my fifth puncture whilst in the Braunston area, and this particular time, it meant I had to catch a bus and a taxi to retrieve my car which I normally do on my bike.

Bus was £2.20. The taxi was £16.20. For a 4 mile journey. The meter was going faster than I’ve ever seen in a cab.

Jumped out about 1/2 a mile away, simply because the taxi driver didn’t understand where I wanted dropping and I wasn’t about to pay him £4 per mile for the privilege of me explaining.

Cycling to Weedon

It may seem like a small thing, but the towpath is a lot less wild.

You don’t get brambles in your face to the same extent as you do in Warwickshire.

It seems better maintained, which probably explains why Northamptonshire C.C. has no money.

I’ll be here for a little while as there are a few stops which are within the Weedon area.

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Onley Prison

Used to be youth offenders, or YO. Now housing offenders from London. I’m located just off Onley Lane, not far from a village called Barby. It’s about 1/2 a mile from the prison and equestrian center, who I can often hear with their events for dogs and some such going off on a Sunday. Lots of shouts and encouragement. As I get closer to Rugby, the things they’re pulling out of the canal, become more suspicious; such as this broken... Read More Read More The post Onley Prison...

Used to be youth offenders, or YO. Now housing offenders from London.

Onley Prison

I’m located just off Onley Lane, not far from a village called Barby.

It’s about 1/2 a mile from the prison and equestrian center, who I can often hear with their events for dogs and some such going off on a Sunday. Lots of shouts and encouragement.

As I get closer to Rugby, the things they’re pulling out of the canal, become more suspicious; such as this broken safe and stolen mobility scooter.

Looks like someone has taken the mobility scooter for the batteries.

The safe was cracked open with a hammer, then thrown into the canal from Onley Lane road bridge.


Is alright. Fairly close to the boat. Unlike Longdown Lane, the place isn’t full of boaters and there’s plenty of space to park.

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Longdown Road

I’ve decided to come down this way, as last year I went up through the Watford Gap, past the UK’s oldest motorway service station down to Crick. The mobile signal ain’t that great down there and there’s the constant moan of the motorway when the wind is blowing in the right direction. In the name of change and a new exciting experience, I’m heading up to Rugby, as far as Hillmorden Locks to see how the land, or more the... Read More Read More The post Longdown...

I’ve decided to come down this way, as last year I went up through the Watford Gap, past the UK’s oldest motorway service station down to Crick.

The mobile signal ain’t that great down there and there’s the constant moan of the motorway when the wind is blowing in the right direction.

Longdown Bridge

In the name of change and a new exciting experience, I’m heading up to Rugby, as far as Hillmorden Locks to see how the land, or more the canal lies down in this direction.

North to Rugby


Along the towpath, Olney Prison and young offenders unit is about 1 mile north, close to the new marina Hillmorton Pools…

I rang them the other day. They’re designed by the same group that run the Eden Project in Devon, or so it says on their website.

Kept on getting hit in the face by brambles as I went on my night walk.

I won’t be going up there again.

Winter Moorings

I’ve been doing some searching around for winter moorings that will accept liveaboards and they’re in short supply. Especially over the winter.

Apparently, this winter is going to be especially cold, which I can well believe. The summer was crap and some parts of the network have already experienced their first frost.

Kennet and Avon

This picture was taken down on the Kennet. On the 8th September.

Having to live the whole winter out on the cut is a bit of a ball-ache, and there are times that I could no doubt do without it.

For this reason, I’ll be on the look out to pick up some winter moorings, electrical hook-up and good mobile signal essential, during the course of the next couple of months.

Not sure about the success of this project, but we can but try.

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Kinver Canopies Cratch Cover

A Cratch Cover is like a pram cover for the front of a boat. It covers the whole of the sunken bow area. The reasons for fitting a cratch cover may be:- Increased living area: Having a warmer area protected from the elements means the living space of the boat has increased. It may be more pleasant and convenient to eat drink and relax in this space as opposed to other areas of the boat. Better insulation: The fire pumps... Read More Read More The post Kinver Canopies Cratch Cover appeared...

A Cratch Cover is like a pram cover for the front of a boat.

It covers the whole of the sunken bow area.

Cratch cover
A cratch cover

The reasons for fitting a cratch cover may be:-

  • Increased living area: Having a warmer area protected from the elements means the living space of the boat has increased. It may be more pleasant and convenient to eat drink and relax in this space as opposed to other areas of the boat.
  • Better insulation: The fire pumps out heat which duly disappears through the front doors and windows into the wilds of Northamptonshire. Now it will be escaping into the covered cratch area and staying there, at least for some time.
  • More space: Very useful for stowing all those bits and pieces and more you’re trying to cram onto your boat.

Crick Boat Show

I took advantage of the fact that Crick was only 6 miles down the road when the show was on in May to get an idea of the prices and companies that were offering these devises. £13.60 to get in.

I went there armed with this diagram giving a rough idea of the dimensions of the boat and what’s required.

After looking at the various quotes and companies, these were the ones I considered for having a Cratch Cover:

Canvasman: Based up North, around Leeds area. Had a look at my diagram and gave me a rough price at Crick, then sent me a more full quote by email some weeks later. The quality looked good but the price was too high.

Titan Boat Canopies: Chatted to at Crick. Seemed like a nice bunch. Gave a competitive price and a nice brochure. They were slightly further away and I’d heard that little bit less about them.

Kinver Canopies: Used to cycle through Kinver when I lived in Wolverhampton! See their covers quite a lot and seemed like a fun bunch when I visited them at Crick. They were able to give me an exact price based on the measurements. Kinver is not far from Rugby and the price was the best! Easy choice…

A few weeks after the Crick Show, we were in a position to make a decision. We went with Kinver Canopies.

Long lead times

Whilst I was at the show, I garnered that cratch fitting had fairly long lead times.

That would be the time from placing the order until getting the cover fitted.

With Kinver canopies, the lead in time was from a 12th June order, to the 6th September for installation, with a ‘fitting’ in between.

The order had to be made online. I was instructed that this was the best way to pass the information.

Shortly after the order, maybe a day or so, I got an email back confirming the order.

After a week or so of not hearing anything more, I rang up to find out what was going on with the order. I was told that it was in the system and that the next step was to come over and do the measurements, or the ‘fitting’ as they call it. They said this would take a few weeks, but I was ‘in the queue’.

This took place on the 12th August.

After the fitting, I was left with this frame.

Cratch cover frame
Cratch cover fitting

Hard wearing plastic was draped over this frame and measurements were made in the proforma of the cover itself.

Took about an hour or so… Had to angle grind the TV aerial pole-base off the roof to make way for the center joist!

Once the frame was secured and the plastic had been marked and cut, it was on to the next phase, the manufacture.

The plans looked like this.


I was told it would take about 4 weeks to get the cover made up.

Fitting the cratch cover

On Tuesday, I got a phonecall informing me that the cover was ready and ready to be fitted.

It was a simple case of returning to Braunston, where the fitting had taken place, as it happened….

This morning Harry, I think his name was, turned up at around 10am with his box of spanners, drills and fittings.

By around 11am this morning, I was the happy owner of a brand spanking new cratch cover…

Cratch Cover
Cratch Cover
Cratch Cover
Cratch Cover
Cratch Cover
Cratch Cover inside looking out

They left me with the plans, just in-case….


And an invoice.

Cost of a cratch cover from Kinver Canopies

£1,153.00 all in. Not bad!


I was told that the seams sometimes leak whilst the thread expands and that rubbing some boot dubbing on it should sort it out.

I was also supposed to get some moss/algae guard to wash it with, but they forgot this and would be bringing it next time they were down this way. Maybe within the next week.

We’ll see how it lasts.

It’s much warmer already.

On to the next job….

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