EL FARO INCIDENT

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TOTE will continue to update this site with the latest information available related to the El Faro incident.

TOTE Media Release: 10-5-15, 12:00 EST

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Saddened by El Faro News Jacksonville, FL (October 5, 2015) – At 12:00pm EST Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico issued the following statement regarding ongoing efforts to locate and communicate with the El Faro and her crew. “At this point in time, the entire TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico […]

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Coast Guard News Release: 10-4-15

Coast Guard to hold press briefing on search for El Faro MIAMI – The Coast Guard will hold a press briefing to provide updated information on the search for the El Faro at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, at 10 a.m. Monday. Who: Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the Coast Guard 7th District. […]

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Coast Guard News Release Update 5: 10-4-15

MIAMI – Coast Guard search and rescue crews continue searching in the Caribbean Sea for the El Faro cargo ship Sunday, covering a total search area of more than 70,000 square nautical miles. Various objects have been located in the vicinity of the ship’s last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas. Life […]

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Coast Guard News Release Update 4: 10-4-15

MIAMI – Coast Guard search and rescue crews have located multiple objects in the water in the search area for the El Faro. Life jackets, life rings, containers and an oil sheen have been located by Coast Guard aircrews.  The objects have not been confirmed to be from the El Faro at this time. Coast […]

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TOTE Media Release: 10-4-15, 12:30 EST

Search and rescue efforts continue for crew of El Faro Jacksonville, FL (October 4, 2015) – At 12:00 EST Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico issued the following statement regarding ongoing efforts to locate and communicate with the El Faro and her crew. “This morning TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s second ship, the El […]

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Coast Guard News Release Update 3: 10-03-15 20:30 EST

MIAMI — Coast Guard crews located a life ring belonging to the missing container ship El Faro late Saturday approximately 75 miles northeast of the ship’s last know position. The El Faro, a 790-foot roll on, roll off, cargo ship, departed Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 29, en route to San Juan. A Coast Guard HC-130 search […]

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TOTE Media Release: 10-03-15 20:25 EST

  Statement from TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Regarding the El Faro Jacksonville, FL (October 3, 2015 – 8:15 pm EST) – Based on new information TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico received from the US Coast Guard, Tim Nolan shared the following update with families gathered at the Seafarers International Union Hall in Jacksonville, FL earlier this […]

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TOTE Media Release: 10-03-15 12:15EST

Jacksonville, FL (October 3, 2015) – Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, issued the following statement regarding ongoing efforts to locate and communicate with the El Faro and her crew. “TOTE Maritime continues to work closely with the US Coast Guard and all available resources to locate and establish communication with the El […]

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Coast Guard News Release Update 2: 10-03-15 11:30EST

MIAMI — The Coast Guard aircrews resumed the search for a missing container ship with 33 crewmembers aboard near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The El Faro, a 790-foot roll on, roll off, cargo ship, departed Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 29, en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico. At approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center […]

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El Faro Update: 10-03-15 07:00AM EST

SEARCH OPERATIONS RESUMED AT DAYBREAK Coast Guard search operations were suspended overnight and resumed at first light this morning. Coast Guard assets deployed include: Three C130 aircraft USCG Helo helicopter Navy P-8 aircraft The USCG Cutter Northland, USCG Cutter Resolute, Navy ship and three commercial tugs are enroute to the search location as well We […]

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OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

  • Continue supporting families and loved ones
  • Cooperate with USCG and NTSB investigators
  • Cooperate with third-party investigators engaged by TOTE
  • Provide accurate, timely updates