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In El Faro-like simulation, the vessel capsized

Oct 5, 2015 09:04 PM

NTSB joins probe of what happened to TOTE ship in hurricane

 

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A Florida maritime safety trainer conducted a simulation Monday to show how a ship like El Faro would behave in 35-foot-seas, and the vessel capsized, television station WJXT reported. The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the disappearance of El Faro, a TOTE ro-ro ship that hasn't been heard from since it lost propulsion in a hurricane on Thursday. A maritime attorney said the operator and captain took a risk in attempting the voyage in the vicinity of the tropical storm, which eventually strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane.

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