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El Faro Cargo Ship Owner Settles Death Claims with Sailors’ Families

The families of 10 sailors aboard a cargo ship that sank in a hurricane last year have settled claims with the vessel’s owner. The Florida Times-Union reports that each of the families will receive $500,000 each in the settlement with …

El Faro Owner Seeks U.S. Maritime Liability Limit on Death Claims

The owner of the U.S. cargo ship El Faro that sank in a powerful hurricane off the Bahamas nearly a month ago has filed for protection in Florida federal court from claims it is liable for the deaths of its …