Coast Guard ending search for El Faro


DID.>>LET’S LISTEN IN.>>THE COAST GUARD IS STILL CONTINUING ITS SEARCH FOR THE CREW MEMBERS OF THE EL FIRA. HOWEVER, WE HAVE DECIDED WE WILL SUSPEND THAT SEARCH AT SUNSET TONIGHT. ANY DECISION TO SUSPEND A SEARCH IS PAINFUL. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, WE WERE SEARCHING FOR FELLOW PROFESSIONAL MARINERS. WE WERE ALSO SEARCHING FOR MEMBERS OF THE EXTENDED COAST GUARD FAMILY. ONE OF OUR COAST GUARD PETTY OFFICERS CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS HAD A BROTHER THAT WAS ON THE SHIP. I RECEIVED AN E-MAIL YESTERDAY FROM ONE OF OUR CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AT THE COAST GUARD YARD IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND HE TOLD ME THAT HIS FAMILY FRIEND, GOOD FAMILY FRIEND, THAT HE SAW ONE OF THE CREW MEMBERS COME HOME AS A BABY, SAW HIM GROW UP, SAW HIM GO OFF ON THE SHIP. SO THOSE TYPE OF THINGS MAKE IT VERY PERSONAL AS WE SEARCH. BUT I KNOW THAT THE COAST GUARD ALONG WITH OUR BRETHREN IN THE NAVY AND THE AIR FORCE AS WELL AS THE COMMERCIAL TUGS THAT WERE OUT THERE HELPING US SEARCH DID ALL THEY COULD IN THIS SEARCH EFFORT. THEY DID ALL THEY COULD. OUR COAST GUARD CREWS, OUR AIRCRAFT, FLEW REPEATEDLY INTO THAT STORM AT DANGEROUSLY LOW ALTITUDES TO TRY TO FIND THE SHIP, FIND SURVIVORS. ON SUNDAY, ONE OF OUR HELICOPTERS FLEW FOR 11 HOURS, OVER 11 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO IN-FLIGHT REFUELLINGS, BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO KEEP THAT SEARCH GOING DURING THE BEST SEARCH OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD ON SUNDAY. OUR CUTTER CREWS, AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE, IT WAS AN ALL-HANDS EFFORT. FOLKS WHO DON’T USUALLY GO TO THE BRIDGE, ENGINEERS, COOKS, DID SO. AND THEY GRABBED BINOCULARS, NIGHT VISION GOING ELS AND WOULD STAY UP THERE FOR HOURS ON THE HORIZON. IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM. I KNOW — I SAY ALL THIS BECAUSE I WANT THE FAMILIES TO REALLY KNOW HOW COMMITTED WE WERE TO FINDING THEIR LOVED ONES, TO FINDING OUR FELLOW PROFESSIONAL MARINERS AND REALLY TO FIND THOSE WHO GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS. AND DO WORK UPON GREAT WATERS.

7 thoughts on “Coast Guard ending search for El Faro

  1. Ending?
    Are you NUTS! Have you lost your mind completely?
    We want the search to finally begin. My Marine Intel sources tell me your ship has been spotted under another name. But you know what, never mind that for now. Let's just start searching for the ship underwater. GO!

  2. Every ship has its "black box" called Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) which sends a distress signal, AND YOU CAN'T FIND IT?
    VDR at least must record the following: Date and time, Ship’s position, Speed and heading, Bridge audio, Communication audio (radio), Radar data, Post display data etc

  3. Psalm 107:23-25
    23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 24 They see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. 25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea…

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