The SS El Faro Sailed into Hurricane Joaquin and Maritime History Seven Years Ago Today to Become the Most Significant American Wreck of the 21st Century

The SS El Faro and her crew of 33 disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin seven years ago today and the matter

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Project Lighthouse: New Study of US Jones Act Ships Finds Some with “High-Risk Probability for Severe Accidents and Casualties” that “Require Immediate Action to Control the Potential Hazard…”

A new maritime risk ratings study by this column of “Jones Act” ships designated as “militarily useful” shows that half the ships are far riskier than similar vessels in the world fleet – and two are rated as so risky that the agency advises such ships generally “require immediate action to control the potential hazard.”

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