Published: October 2, 2017
By: Frederick B. Goldsmith
All thirty-three crew members of the container and roll-on/roll-off cargo ship, the EL FARO, perished on October 1, 2015, when the vessel sank near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin, en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard in its report faults, among others, the ship’s master and operating companies. You can read the enthralling 199-page report here:
Some excerpts from the report’s conclusions:
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