Skip to comments.U.S. Navy Tug to Begin Search for Sunken El Faro Near the Bahamas
Posted on 10/20/2015 1:33:20 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
A search and salvage team from the U.S. Navy is expected to kick off its search for the American cargo ship El Faro this week which is believed to have sunk in some 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.
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Best of luck to them.
Lots of water out there.
The USS Poet was scuttled at sea to cover for it's arms shipments to Iran. A storm was used as cover.
You know, I think I faintly remember somebody mentioning that. Now I gotta go look at it. The mother of some woman on the El Faro said her daughter emailed her and told her they were heading into the storm.
I saw her interview on TV right after this happened.
The ships are owned by CIA front companies. They traffic illegal arms shipments to ports and then the ship is scuttled with the witnesses out at sea.
Look up the USS Poet.
Not going to bother, until you tell me that the El Faro was owned by a CIA front company. Knock yourself out.
If that is a photo of the ship doing the search operation, it is not a U.S. Navy ship (USS). It is a USNS ship operated by a civilian crew with a Navy diving and salvage team embarked(probably MDSU-2) from Little Creek, VA.
Washington DC is not a typical port of call for an Executive for a shipping company based out of Florida, New Jersey, and Seattle.
Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. If was on domestic runs only.
Are you saying that the captain scuttled the ship and is either dead or now sipping drinks on a beach somewhere or that a Mission Impossible team suddenly stood up killed the crew and either died with the ship or somehow got off and escaped the hurricane?
If you were to clear the deck up to the housing structure, and place a large cable winch at the forward deck end, you would have an anchor handling OSV common for Gulf of Mexico oil drilling operations as of year 2000. The cable roller is centered at the stern.
The deck area can carry pipe, casing, and drilling supplies when not otherwise needed for it’s primary purpose. It can tow to some extent but it’s not a purpose built “tug boat”. Some cable-handling structural safety details are missing along the stern end fencing as shown in the photo. More of a research or dive crew set-up.