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The USCG suspended the search for survivors of the missing ship El Faro at sunset yesterday, after massive search efforts that had been underway for a week, [U.S. Coast Guard].

El Faro. TOTE Maritime Archive Photo via


U.S Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. National Guard and commercial tugs have searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles since last Thursday, looking for the missing ship and her crew of 33 men and women on board.

CNN Video of the USCG Press Announcement:


The mission will now focus on recovery of the voyage data recorder, according to Bella Dinh-Zarr, vice chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Please keep the families of the crew of El Faro in your thoughts and prayers.



Crew of the SS El Faro as provided by Tote Maritime:

Louis Champa Palm Coast, Florida
Roosevelt Clark Jacksonville, Florida
Sylvester Crawford Jr. Lawrenceville, Georgia
Michael Davidson Windham, Maine
Brookie Davis Jacksonville, Florida
Keith Griffin Fort Myers, Florida
Frank Hamm Jacksonville, Florida
Joe Hargrove Orange Park, Florida
Carey Hatch Jacksonville, Florida
Michael Holland North Wilton, Maine
Jack Jackson Jacksonville, Florida
Jackie Jones, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida
Lonnie Jordan Jacksonville, Florida
Piotr Krause Poland
Mitchell Kuflik Brooklyn, New York
Roan Lightfoot Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Jeffrey Mathias Kingston, Massachusetts
Dylan Meklin Rockland, Maine
Marcin Nita Poland
Jan Podgorski Poland
James Porter Jacksonville, Florida
Richard Pusatere Virginia Beach, Virginia
Theodore Quammie Jacksonville, Florida
Danielle Randolph Rockland, Massachusetts
Jeremie Riehm Camden, Delaware
Lashawn Rivera Jacksonville, Florida
Howard Schoenly Cape Coral, Florida
Steven Shultz Roan Mountain, Tennessee
German Solar-Cortes Orlando, Florida
Anthony Thomas Jacksonville, Florida
Andrzej Truszkowski Poland
Mariette Wright St. Augustine, Florida
Rafal Zdobych Poland

Photo by Mitch Waxman


The Bayonne Bridge – sister to the more famous Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, has been undergoing an ambitious project to raise the roadway from 151 feet to 215 feet so that post Panamax container mega-ships will be able to navigate through to Port Newark.

Photo by Mitch Waxman


Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported the Port Authority announced that the project will be delayed until last 2017, more than a year later than expected. The PA’s announcement caught shippers by surprise.


Photo by Mitch Waxman


The Wall Street Journal: “Frankly, this came out of the blue. We were expecting this to happen by the end of next year,” said Marc Bourdon, president for North America for French shipping line CMA CGM SA.

Photo by Mitch Waxman


“Clearly it impacts the type of vessel size that can be deployed, and we need to re-look at how this is going to affect our plans for 2016.”

Read more from The Wall Street Journal here…

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