Four more families settle El Faro lawsuits

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Four more families have settled in federal court with TOTE Maritime over the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, News4Jax reported. The families of crewmembers LaShawn Rivera, Larry Davis, Jeffrey Mathias and Mariette Wright each settled wrongful death lawsuits in March, bringing the total of settlements in the case to 18. The 790-foot ship sank Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin after losing propulsion near the Bahamas. All 33 people aboard died.

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By Professional Mariner Staff