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    Exclamation AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    Chilling transcription of the bridge conversations.

    https://apnews.com/9d5904f83f6a4cf784828107fa7d038d

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    Default Re: AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    "Chilling" barely describes it.

    Alex

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    Default Re: AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    I'm guessing only one hand was lost? Doesn't say, and there's nop account of the survival and rescue of the others in the piece. Gripping.

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    Default Re: AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    I'm guessing only one hand was lost? Doesn't say, and there's nop account of the survival and rescue of the others in the piece. Gripping.
    Went down with all hands, including a classmate of my brother from the Maine Maritime Academy who was on his first voyage. Tragic would be the word I would choose.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_El_Faro

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    Default Re: AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    Not light reading, but compelling and instructive.
    Thanks for the link.

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    Default Re: AP Top News 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm

    An accident is always due to a chain of events. Break one link and it doesn't happen.
    Tightfisted company, substandard ship and a captain with something to prove.
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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