Family of Missing El Faro Cargo Ship Crew Member Files Wrongful Death Suit
Lonnie Jordan was one of the 33 crew members aboard the Puerto Rico-bound ship that sank off Bahamas on October 1st during Hurricane Joaquin.
The lawsuit claims that the ship’s condition was not good enough to face a violent storm. It also alleges that the captain failed to avoid the storm even though he had been informed in time.
The suit names TOTE Services Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida, the vessel operator TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, and the ship’s captain Michael Davidson as defendants.