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PostSubject: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:05 pm

el faro (spanish) = the lighthouse




Coast Guard searching for cargo ship El Faro caught in Hurricane Joaquin






Shawn Nottingham, CNN
11:58 AM, Oct 2, 2015
45 mins ago

   
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(CNN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 735-foot-long cargo ship a day after its crew reported they were caught in Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas, the service said Friday morning.

The crew of the El Faro reported around 7:30 a.m. Thursday that it had lost power and had been taking on water, but that the flooding had been contained.

However, the Coast Guard said Friday it has since been unable to re-establish contact with the ship, which has 33 people aboard.
Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico issued the following statement regarding the current situation with the El Faro.
“On September 29, the El Faro, one of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s two ships departed Jacksonville en-route to San Juan Puerto Rico. At the time of the El Faro’s departure, the vessel’s officers and crew were monitoring what was then Tropical Storm Joaquin.

As of 720am EST on Thursday October 1, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico lost all communication with the El Faro. The US Coast Guard was immediately notified and since then we have been unable to reestablish communication. There are a number of possible reasons for the loss of communications among them the increasing severity of Hurricane Joaquin.
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s primary concern is for the safety and well-being of the 33 individuals on board. We are working to ensure clear and frequent communications with their families and loved ones as we learn more.
We have reached out to the families of those impacted and have established open lines of communication to provide them with timely updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and their families.
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico is working closely with the US Coast Guard and all available resources to establish communication by whatever means possible.”

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:06 pm

Joaquín

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See also San Joaquin for more uses of the specific name San Joaquin
Joaquín [xoaˈkin] or Joaquin is the Spanish language version of Joachim. It is a male name which finds its origin in Hebrew and literally means "lifted by Yahweh". Jojakim (originally Eljakim) was a king of Judah in the Old Testament. His son was Jojachin. San Joaquín is the Spanish Language of the name of Saint Joachim, the traditional name for the father of Mary (mother of Jesus).

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:11 pm


El Faro Hunt: 'Debris Field' Found After Ship Vanishes in Storm

by ERIK ORTIZ




 More debris found as search for missing El Faro cargo ship continues 2:08
A 225-square-mile "debris field" was discovered by crews looking for signs of a cargo ship carrying 28 Americans that vanished during Hurricane Joaquin — a frantic search entering its fifth day.
The Coast Guard said it had scoured 70,000 square nautical miles of the Atlantic as the search resumed at daybreak Monday.


Three more Americans were identified among the 33 people on board the El Faro container vessel, which hasn't been heard from since Thursday. A distress call indicated it had lost power and was taking on water as it sailed through the Bahamas at the height of the hurricane.
South Florida men Jeremy Riehm, 46, and Steven Shultz, 51, were named by their families as among the missing, according to NBC affiliate WBBH. A third American was identified as Keith Griffin.

Keith Griffin (left), Steve Shultz and Jeremy Riehm were among 33 people aboard the El Faro cargo ship when it disappeared off the Bahamas on Thursday. Family photos via WBBH

Shultz's mother told WBBH that she believes her son, a Merchant Marine for 30 years, is alive along with the rest of the crew, but is worried that supplies are running out.
Other missing American crew members include 51-year-old Mariette Wright, engineer Mike Holland and Second Mate Danielle Randolph.
Laurie Bobillot, Randolph's mother, said her daughter always knew a life at sea posed risks.
"She always said to me, 'If anything happens to me, Mom, when I'm out at sea, it's OK. I died doing what I want to do,'" Bobillot said.
The Coast Guard located the "debris field" of wood, cargo and other items on Sunday afternoon. Searchers have also spotted an oil sheen and found a life ring from the El Faro.
Owner TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico said a contracted tugboat and another of its ships had found a container that appears to be from the El Faro. But "there has been no sighting of the El Faro or any life boats," company president Tim Nolan said in a statement.


A C-130 search and rescue plane found the life ring approximately 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island on Saturday, about 75 miles north of the ship's last known location, the Coast Guard said. A helicopter crew recovered the life ring.
The 28 Americans as well as five Polish nationals were on the 735-foot vessel that was bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida, when it disappeared.
Officials said the search area was roughly the size of Michigan.
Barry Young, whose nephew Shaun Riviera is a crew member, said the vessel was equipped with state-of-the-art lifeboats and the increased visibility was giving relatives hope. "But even with a ship this big it's like finding a needle in a haystack," he told The Associated Press.
Phil Greene, president and CEO of TOTE Services, Inc., said the El Faro has been in service for many years and was built to work in the rough seas off Alaska. "She is a sturdy, rugged vessel that was well maintained and that the crew members were proud of."[/size]

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:15 pm

Large ships don't just disappear.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:09 pm

The El Faro, packed with 391 containers above deck and 294 below, sunk in an area with water that runs 15,000 feet deep. Below deck the containers were filled with heavy cars and trailers.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article37779879.html#storylink=cpy

Not that this is one, but in fake stories, aka media ops, the odd inclusion of numbers that would otherwise be rather meaningless information, would be where the ulterior messages would be hidden. 391 and 294 in this case.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:14 pm

Voyage Recorder Key to Understanding El Faro Disappearance: NTSB

by JON SCHUPPE


Investigators trying to figure out what happened to the doomed cargo ship El Faro are hoping to pull answers from a device that likely remains thousands of feet under the sea.
The vessel's voyage data recorder is built to withstand brutal undersea conditions, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr told NBC News. But once the box hits water, it begins emitting a beacon that lasts only as long as its battery — about 30 days.


 NTSB: El Faro's Data Recorder Crucial to Probe 0:31
That leaves about three weeks to find the El Faro's recorder, which is presumed to have gone down with the ship Oct. 1.
The recorder holds all kinds of clues about the ship's demise. It preserves 12 hours of information covering the ship's movements and operations. It also captures conversations that took place on ship, which could help investigators understand what decisions the crew made and why, Dinh-Zarr said.
The NTSB is relying on the Coast Guard and the Navy, which are searching for the ship and the 33 crew members who were aboard when it sank 15,000 feet into the Atlantic while en route to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida. Searchers have found one body in a survival suit and one battered lifeboat in a 225-mile debris field.
A crew of NTSB investigators showed up in Jacksonville on Tuesday. While they wait for word on the recorder, investigators will collect records on the ship's construction, operation and maintenance, and probe the crew's training and experience, Dinh-Zarr said.
"We want to see how decisions were made in this instance so that we can figure out what happened and, we hope, prevent it from happening again," she said.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:18 pm

Will she get "to the bottom" of this?






Husband Pediatrician Robert Zarr will assist


Actually, the beacon is externally mounted to break loose and float


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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:20 am

Nice find but what does this all mean? What was on that ship and were did the cargo actually end up?
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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:37 am

Brezo wrote:
Nice find but what does this all mean? What was on that ship and were did the cargo actually end up?

Supplies for ISIS?  We don't know.  But it does have that smell to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:39 am

Devastated Wife of Engineer on Missing El Faro Is Pregnant with Twins: 'He's Never Coming Home'



Katie Griffin with husband Keith, who was aboard the sunken cargo ship El Faro
KATIE GRIFFIN

BY CAITLIN KEATING
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10/08/2015 AT 08:30 AM EDT

Just one week ago Katie Griffin spent her day emailing with her husband Keith, the first engineer aboard the El Faro cargo ship. 

"We talked about our day and at 6 p.m. he said he had just finished dinner and was going to bed," says Katie. "He said it was rough and stormy and that he loved me. He didn't plan on getting much sleep. " 

It was the last time she heard from him. 

On Tuesday, she drove to the doctor and learned that she was pregnant with twin girls. She was also informed that the Coast Guard had confirmed that her husband's ship sank after it was caught in Hurricane Joaquin last week. 

"It was so awful," Katie, 33, says of learning the genders of her twins. "I broke down. I should be happy, but that fact that I'm not going to be able to share my two little girls with him is heartbreaking." 

The pregnant mom from Fort Myers, Florida, tells PEOPLE that she wakes up wide awake in the middle of the night thinking of how she will live her life without him. 


Katie Griffin learned on Tuesday that she is going to have twin girls
KATIE GRIFFIN
"He's never coming home," she says. "I wish they would search for him forever."

Keith Griffin was among the 28 Americans and five Polish nationals who were on board the ship. 

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard announced that they ended the search forthe missing ship and its crew. 



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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:45 am

Will the NTSB be recommending changing the emergency beacon system that has never before come into question?  If one man (not identified) was found in a survival suit (they are orange and float), where are the other 32?  Where is the other lifeboat?  Where are the emergency liferafts, which are also externally mounted to break free and self inflate?



http://www.marineinsight.com/misc/marine-safety/life-raft-on-ships-a-general-overview/

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:21 pm

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Video link above, hopefully...  If not, find it here:  http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/10/13/el-faro-captains-sister-praises-davidsons-skill/73883962/  

Fishy

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:23 pm


Cargo ship El Faro sailed right into the path of Hurricane Joaquin as the storm gathered strength in the Caribbean. The ship is thought to have been sunk and no survivors have been found.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:25 pm

Questions remain on why the El Faro was lost


Anne Schindler, First Coast News5:37 a.m. EDT October 8, 2015




(Photo: Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Search efforts for survivors of the El Faro were suspended Wednesday, but questions continue to surface about just what failed on cargo ship's final voyage.
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were tight-lipped about the final hours of the ship – what Captain Michael Davidson told his bosses at TOTE Maritime when he radioed for help, or why neither of the two devices designed to send out emergency alerts appeared to be working.
TOTE officials, meanwhile, declined to answer questions at a late afternoon press conference. Officials with the company referred reporters to a "Media line" to submit questions. The 800 number doesn't have a human at the other end – or even a recorded message: just a beep.
For families and observers in the maritime community, questions abound about how the typically resilient steam turbine engines failed, how water found its way into the hold, what caused the ship's reported 15- degree list, and why neither the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) nor the ship's Voyage Data Recorder have emitted the locating pings that should allow searchers to find them.
More fundamentally, family and other mariners want to know why this ship ventured into the path of Hurricane Joaquin at all. The company has defended the decision as a reasoned judgment call based on the experience and calculations of a seasoned captain. But gatherings of family, Coast Guard update calls and social media sites – including closed Facebook pages for family members – echo with the question.

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:12 pm

Sub with camera to dive on sea wreck believed to be missing ship El Faro



(CNN)Closure may be near for the loved ones of the people lost on the cargo ship El Faro during Hurricane Joaquin. The ultimate answer to the whereabouts of the more than 30 people presumed dead could lie about three miles under the sea.

A U.S. Navy search team located the wreckage of a cargo ship believed to be the El Faro in about 15,000 feet of water, the National Transportation Safety Board said late Saturday.

As early as Sunday, the team on board the USNS Apache will try to confirm the wreck's identity when it sends down a remote operated sub, the CURV 21. It is outfitted with a video camera that would record the wreckage. The vehicle would also search for the ship's data recorder.

CURV 21 - CATCH 22?

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PostSubject: Re: Media reporting contact with "the lighthouse" has been lost   Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:24 pm

Odd there were no survivors
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