At a cocktail party full of designers of coastal abodes and art types, I met a decorator from Jacksonville, Florida, when I explained that I was in the maritime business, she immediately asked me, “What do you think about that ship - the one that sank in a hurricane? It had sailed from Jacksonville, you know.” The vessel, of course, was the El Faro, the 1975- built steam-powered ro-ro/ container carrier which met its tragic end in October 2015, resulting in the deaths of all 33 men and women aboard. 

The wreck of the El Faro has been positively identified on the seabed off the Bahamas.

The US Navy has located what it believes to be the wreck of the El Faro 15,000 feet down on the seabed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).