The last voyage of El Faro

When the cargo ship El Faro vanished with its 33 crewmen off the Bahamas, sailors around the world — bound by their complex relationship with a sea that they can love, hate or fear depending on the weather — felt their hearts crack. Perhaps none did so more than Gene Kelly, one of only three survivors of the last big American cargo ship disaster, the 1983 sinking of the Marine Electric, which took the lives of 31 of his crewmates.

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