Family of Sailor Filing $100 Million Lawsuit Against Cargo Ship Owner and Captain

Cargo Ship Sunk During Hurricane

Cargo Ship Sunk During Hurricane

The family of a sailor aboard the cargo ship that sunk in roiling seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin is filing a $100 million lawsuit against the vessel’s owner and captain.

Stuart Attorney Willie Gary is representing the family of El Faro crew member Lonnie Jordan in a lawsuit filed as the result of the ship’s sinking.

The suit was filed in Duval County Court Wednesday.

Jordan was among the 33 men and women aboard the freighter that sunk Oct. 1 in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas.

The suit alleges that Tote Maritime and its captain, Michael Davidson, were negligent in choosing to sail the cargo ship into dangerous weather.

Tote did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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