Terrell • Hogan is part of the legal team representing the family members of four deceased El Faro crew members. They were among the 33 crew members of the El Faro who perished at sea on October 1, 2015, after the cargo ship lost power while in the path of Hurricane Joaquin, en route to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found the wreckage of the El Faro off the coast of the Bahamas, and the United States Coastguard has a pending Marine Board of Investigation to determine the cause of the El Faro’s sinking. The NTSB is also conducting its own investigation.
On February 18, 2016, our legal team filed claims on behalf of four families in the United States District Court in and for the Middle District of Florida against TOTE Services, Inc. and Sea Star Line, LLC, the owners and operator of the sunken S.S. El Faro cargo ship, as well as the captain of the El Faro, Michael Davidson. Our legal team includes attorneys Wayne Hogan and Leslie Scott Jean-Bart from Terrell • Hogan, Jacksonville; Tim Boyd, Boyd Law, P.A., Jacksonville, Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, Parks & Crump, LLC, Tallahassee; and, Ray Whitty, Atlanta, Georgia.