El Faro sinking

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El Faro sinking

Post by texayak » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:19 am

Prayers for the crew and family of the El Faro. I can't help but think, why didn't they have an emergency raft aboard ? Lifeboats are nice in calm seas but for under $300 used on craigslist they could have had a 25 person fully enclosed emergency raft. These things have everything needed for survival in rough seas. Any thoughts from any mariners with real world experience ? http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/boa/5256292544.html

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Re: El Faro sinking

Post by Kudzu » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:10 pm

It was a cat 4 hurricane. I don't think I'd trust my life to that raft in a storm like that.
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Re: El Faro sinking

Post by mcrewsz71 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:39 pm

I thought they found pieces of survival boats

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Re: El Faro sinking

Post by keastman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:12 pm

I can't see surviving in that with 30-50' seas and those winds. It may have still been afloat, but I'd bet there would be few if any survivors inside. I've got to think they would have been tossed into each other like shaking up a can of rocks. Just a shame the decision was made to continue and not call for assistance earlier. Unfortunately, economics probably came into play with the decisions made. then again hind sight is always 20 20.

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