TOTE, 10 families settle El Faro lawsuits

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(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — TOTE Maritime has reached settlements with the families of 10 crewmembers of the sunken El Faro, including the ship’s captain, the Portland Press Herald reported. Court documents show that Teresa Davidson, wife of Capt. Michael Davidson, and nine other families of crewmembers each accepted a settlement totaling $500,000 for pre-death pain and suffering of their family members. Each family named in the settlement also will receive a payout for economic losses, but the court records didn’t specify the amount.

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By Professional Mariner Staff