Massive Container Ship Disappears in the Bermuda Triangle During Hurricane Joaquin

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Massive Container Ship Disappears in the Bermuda Triangle During Hurricane Joaquin

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Postby Les Nessman » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:48 pm

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Conspiracy theorists have long hinted at supernatural occurrences in the Bermuda Triangle in regard to missing aircraft and ships, but this most recent disappearance might have something to do with Hurricane Joaquin. Gawker reports that authorities are searching for a 790-foot container ship called El Faro, which disappeared somewhere between Florida and Puerto Rico as the Category 4 storm passed through the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship left Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday and was headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico before reportedly losing power and taking on water while sailing through 20 to 30-foot waves. Before losing contact with the ship, officials say the crew of 38 reported they were successfully pumping out water and managed a listing of 15 degrees, but has lost propulsion.

“Obviously it’s very concerning that we have not found the ship and not had communications with the ship,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Commander Gabe Somma told the New York Post on Saturday. “There’s an operating limit to what we can go out in, and we were pushing the envelope [on Friday night]. We were just fighting to get to the scene.”

The Coast Card was called in to search around 850 miles of ocean but have only found a life ring so far.

Original story at Complex.com


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Postby Raffles » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:05 am

Where are u Happy Skipper, can you shed some light here? The ship was in the eye where it should have been calm and they should have just stayed there till the storm abated. What's up with the Bermuda triangle?

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Postby Les Nessman » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:41 am

Final on-scene briefing on the loss of the container ship El Faro Thursday October 8, 2015

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yJt0SKiGdw

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Postby Bell 407 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:59 am

The MH870 of the shipping world :wacko:

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Postby happyskipper » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:12 am

Bell 407 wrote:The MH870 of the shipping world :wacko:


Hi guys.

The ship "El Faro" was reported to have been experiencing difficulties even before the Hurricane hit.

Former crew members have come forward to report lack of maintenance, sloppy record-keeping and a lack of "best practice" with regard to safety. :nono:

Apparently, this was a disaster waiting to happen, and the bad weather just resulted in an accelerated sequence of events that were bound to occur sooner or later. :cent:

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Missing ship: US Navy confirms it found El Faro wreckage

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Postby Les Nessman » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:52 am

Missing ship: US Navy confirms it found El Faro wreckage

The wreckage found on the seabed off the Bahamas on Saturday is that of a cargo ship that went missing last month, the US National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed.
The vessel, El Faro, went missing during Hurricane Joaquin, while sailing from Florida to Puerto Rico.
A US Navy had been searching the area for more than a week, using a deep ocean remotely-operated vehicle.
The ship had 33 crew members on board. Only one body has been recovered.
The US-flagged 241m (790ft) El Faro sent out a distress signal on 1 October, saying it had lost power and was taking on water.

'Not seaworthy'

Debris was spotted in the ocean in the days after the vessel disappeared.
The wreckage was located on Saturday by a US Navy ship using sonar equipment.
It was found intact and upright, at a depth of 15,000ft, by the remotely operated vehicle, CURV 21.
The 33 crew are believed to be dead. Most of them were US citizens.
Relatives have filed four lawsuits against the ship's owner, Tote Inc, saying it was not seaworthy and chartered a course too close to the hurricane, the Reuters news agency reported.
The company said El Faro was "seaworthy and properly manned".

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Postby bmused55 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:43 pm

15,000 feet? I think we can forget ever finding out the exact cause of the sinking of the El Faro, only educated guesses.

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Postby Raffles » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:53 pm

They say that is has some kind of data recorder.

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Postby bmused55 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:01 pm

Raffles wrote:They say that is has some kind of data recorder.


I'm lead to believe that most large commercial ships have one. Located on or near the bridge.
Not sure if it will show anything if they were without power. I'm unsure what backups the black box may or may not have.

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Postby Raffles » Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:11 pm

We shall have to wait and see. At least we know that the NTSB will publish their findings. It must have been a terrible way to go.

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El Faro captain sought route change a day before ship sank

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Postby Les Nessman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:34 am

El Faro captain sought route change a day before ship sank

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro emailed his superiors asking about changing the route home the day before his ship sank near the Bahamas.

The email from Michael Davidson asked whether he could take a slower route home from Puerto Rico. The El Faro sank Oct. 1 while sailing from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico, killing all 33 aboard. Investigators are seeking answers about who bears responsibility for the ship sailing into a hurricane...Read the full report at CBS News

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Postby happyskipper » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:57 am

This is the result, when accountants make operational decisions, instead of the Captains - just as applicable in Aviation as in Maritime......

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Postby Raffles » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:02 pm

happyskipper wrote:This is the result, when accountants make operational decisions, instead of the Captains - just as applicable in Aviation as in Maritime......


I agree 100%

May the responsible person or persons be brought to book and an example made of them.

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Postby Bell 407 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:48 am

And they found the black boxes too so hopefully some answers soon :good:


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