Two separate wrongful death lawsuits have been filed by the families of two crew members missing and presumed dead after the El Faro cargo ship was lost in Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1. The 790-foot ship was making a routine run from Jacksonville, Fla., to Puerto Rico laden with cars and containers when it left port Tuesday, Sept. 29. The El Faro’s last known position was about 35 miles northeast of Crooked Island, Bahamas, in a channel about 15,000 feet deep. The first suit was filed on behalf of the family of Lonnie Jordan, one of the ship’s 33 crew ... Read More
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