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El Faro Data Recorder Brought to Surface

Recorder hopes to bring light to sinking investigation. SMSH Legal reported back in April  that the voyage data-recorder of the El Faro had been located on the ocean floor of the Bahamas. It was finally retrieved Monday night by USNS Apache crewmembers, bringing a glimmer of hope into discovering what challenges the crewmembers faced the


El Faro Deadline Extended

A U.S. District Court extended the deadline to file all claims related to the sinking of S.S. El Faro by 90 days.  This extension gives the family members of the victims until February 16, 2016 to evaluate and file their claims. All 33 crewmembers onboard El Faro died when the 40-year-old cargo ship sank east


Why El Faro’s Limitation of Liability Complaint Will Likely Fail

On September 29, 2015, the S.S. El Faro set sail from Jacksonville, Fl. in a final voyage that ended in the death of all 33 crewmembers. Anticipating costly litigation from the families affected by this tragedy, the ship’s owner, Tote Maritime, filed a Limitation of Liability complaint with a federal court in Florida. Maritime attorney Matthew


Questions to Ask Your El Faro Maritime Attorney

Questions to Ask Your El Faro Maritime Attorney   On October 7, 2015, the United States Coast Guard suspended its search and rescue mission for the crewmembers aboard El Faro, a cargo ship that succumbed to the forces of Hurricane Joaquin in its final voyage to Puerto Rico. Authorities continue to investigate the tragedy that


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