It is too early to draw any conclusions as to what caused the El Faro to sink. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the lost crew members. We will continue to follow this case and report.
SOURCES and PHOTO CREDIT: Coast Guard News at http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-medevacs-woman-30-from-cruise-ship-norwegian-breakaway-off-virginia-beach-va/2015/10/06/
We sincerely hope that crew members will shortly be found alive. The Maritime Law Blog will continue to post about this event as facts become known.
PHOTO CREDIT: WITN.com (http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/329675501.html)
The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that a 60-foot Princess yacht collided with a 25-foot commercial fisherman’s vessel, southwest of Watch Hill Lighthouse. The collision occurred early Tuesday morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. The collision caused the fisherman’s vessel to capsize, and the 81-year-old fisherman aboard the vessel sadly died.