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Phillips reports about 800 of the crew of 1,197 were able to get off the ship alive, crammed into a handful of lifeboats and floating around the ocean in life jackets.
Mont-Blanc’s crew escaped on lifeboats, while Halifax’s workers and schoolchildren, who also knew nothing of Mont-Blanc’s cargo, walked down to the shore to watch the burning ghost ship slip perfectly into Pier 6.
The crew members, who knew what was in the hold, hurried to their lifeboats.
In the book, more than half the passengers die in the North Atlantic because of a lifeboat shortage.
The panel said that the El Faro lacked appropriate lifeboats, and officers were unaware that there was a six-hour lag in information provided its Bon Voyage System weather software.
The state, like its neighbors in the South, is desperate to preserve the economic lifeboats that have emerged in recent decades: big-name foreign manufacturers who put down stakes in exchange for cheap labor, low taxes and lavish incentive packages.
Yes, James remains the Cavs lifeboat, the ultimate trump card that can be played at any time.
Investors should watch closely whether this particular lifeboat sinks or floats.
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