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Coast Guard searching for missing cargo ship-El Faro October 2015

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posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

No.
Something that happened to a friend. It would make a really, really good topic for ATS but I said I wouldn't tell anyone and have not been released from that promise.




posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Domo1

No.
Something that happened to a friend. It would make a really, really good topic for ATS but I said I wouldn't tell anyone and have not been released from that promise.


Hope the best for all involved in this cargo ship incident and your friend.

Glad to hear there are people that still keep their word such as yourself , even when no one is likely looking assuming your friend is not an ATS member.


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posted on Mar, 5 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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This was talked about on 60 Minutes tonight. They recovered the Voyage Data Recorder last April, and released a 500 page transcript of the last voyage of the ship. Two crew members suggested they take a more westerly course to the Captain, but he rejected their suggestion. He spent 8 of the last 11 hours of the ship in his cabin "sleeping like a baby". The ship developed a list that pulled the lubricating oil away from the pumps to circulate it.

At 0543, there was a report of a problem in the #3 hold. They began taking on water, and couldn't keep up with the flooding. At 0613 they lost propulsion. At 0632 they began putting a GMDSS distress message, that was sent at 0713. The general alarm was sounded at 0727, with containers being reported in the water around that time. Approximately 0730 the abandon ship was sounded, with the recording ending with a building rumbling sound recorded, and the captain and one helmsman on the bridge.

No bodies were ever recovered. One body was found floating in a survival suit, but the locator they left near the body failed, and it wasn't found when they went to recover it.

www.ntsb.gov...



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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The official Coast Guard report has been released. As expected the fault was laid squarely at the feet of the captain. According to the report, the captain misjudged the strength of the hurricane, and his ships ability to survive it. He should have rerouted his voyage to avoid the worst of the storm. The Coast Guard is expected to take civil actions against TOTE Maritime, who owned the ship, for failing to replace a safety officer, as well as violating regulations on duty time and rest periods for the crew. They are also recommending that all ships be equipped with enclosed lifeboats. The captain ordered the crew to abandon ship, but the lifeboats were open air, and probably wouldn't have provided enough protection from the storm.

www.foxnews.com...




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