Weather router Chris Parker analyzes El Faro debris movement

The U.S. Navy found the wreckage of El Faro last week, and one of the results may well be an estimate of how many shipping containers were set free. It is important to note that El Faro, which went down Oct. 1 off Crooked Island in the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, is not a container ship; she was a roll-on/roll-off, lift-on/lift-off vehicle carrier, but the 790-footer carried nearly 400 containers on deck, too. Continue reading