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El Faro Safety Equipment Questioned

Spohrer Dodd

The horror the crew of the El faro went through as the Jacksonville-based cargo ship sank is something families members say they’ll never forget. Details of the ship’s final hours and minutes detailed in the 510-page transcript of audio from the ship’s bridge released by the National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday were painful for the crew’s loved ones, and brought up issues that they and lawyers representing them want addressed.

“Our expert found in the lifeboat not would you expect, which would be commercial life jackets with whistles and lights on them” Spohrer said. “They found recreational-like ski vests, like what you might have on a fishing boat.

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