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Old 10-05-2015, 07:14 AM   #21
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Lost ship

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3259528/Empty-life-rings-spotted-Bermuda-Triangle-cargo-ship-carrying-33-people-missing-angry-families-hit-captain-s-decision-sail-straight-Hurricane-Joaquin.html
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:58 AM   #22
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One lifeboat found, damaged and empty. One body found.

Apparently this ship did not have the self launching lifeboats, the boats had to be lowered away.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #23
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From the article I read, the empty lifeboat was very damaged when located
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:43 PM   #24
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The one on the windward side would be impossible to launch in high winds. The one on the lee, maybe, but the seas and roll would be snatching on the lines.

Really highlights the benefits of the free fall lifeboats.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:21 PM   #25
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Not good.

Update from USCG:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/426665/el-faro-press-conference#.VhLbW25Ryq1

From MarineTraffic.com:
EL FARO - Ro-Ro Cargo: current position and details | IMO 7395351, MMSI 368208000, Callsign WFJK | Registered in USA - AIS Marine Traffic

The lifeboats in the photo are not the free fall type.
http://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/...photoid=734310

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:37 PM   #26
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With it listing and no power, it was broadside to the winds. One freak wave is all it takes in those conditions sadly.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:06 PM   #27
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This is very sad.
My heart goes out to the families and friends.

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I've been trying to imagine what these folks must have gone through, and I just can't. You spend so much time on a ship like that, as much time as you do at home, if not more. You get to know it, you get comfortable. The ship becomes this constant in your life. The sound of the engines thrumming along. The way the radar drops it's heading, and you have to tap the mode button twice before it'll pick up a target. That damned door that always slams when you're trying to sleep. The ever present smell of fuel, bad coffee, paint, steam and steel. This ship is permanent. It's always been here, and it always will be. This ship will keep me safe.

Then you find yourself in a situation like this, and the whole world goes wrong. This massive, monolithic thing, this place that you've called home for months and years, is breaking up beneath your feet. People are going to get hurt. People could die. Right now. Today. What a gut wrenching, heart breaking feeling that must be.

I really hope they find some people.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:22 PM   #29
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I've been trying to imagine what these folks must have gone through, and I just can't. You spend so much time on a ship like that, as much time as you do at home, if not more. You get to know it, you get comfortable. The ship becomes this constant in your life. The sound of the engines thrumming along. The way the radar drops it's heading, and you have to tap the mode button twice before it'll pick up a target. That damned door that always slams when you're trying to sleep. The ever present smell of fuel, bad coffee, paint, steam and steel. This ship is permanent. It's always been here, and it always will be. This ship will keep me safe.

Then you find yourself in a situation like this, and the whole world goes wrong. This massive, monolithic thing, this place that you've called home for months and years, is breaking up beneath your feet. People are going to get hurt. People could die. Right now. Today. What a gut wrenching, heart breaking feeling that must be.

I really hope they find some people.

I totally get what you are writing here. Thanks. This is something that a non-seagoing journalist can fathom or will likely write.
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