Senate Honors El Faro Crew, Search Teams (10/22)

 

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The United States Senate on Oct. 21 passed Resolution 291, titled “Honoring the Lives of the 33 Crew Members Aboard the El Faro.” Text of the resolution follows.

 

S. RES. 291

 

Whereas the El Faro departed Jacksonville, Florida for Puerto Rico on September 29, 2015, with 33 crew members aboard;

 

Whereas the crew of the El Faro on September 29, 2015, consisted of 28 citizens of the United States and 5 Polish nationals;

 

Whereas the El Faro sent distress alerts on October 1, 2015;

 

Whereas members of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force valiantly searched for the crew members of the El Faro; and

 

Whereas the people of the United States mourn the loss of the 33 seamen aboard the El Faro:

 

Now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, That the Senate—

 

(1) recognizes and honors the lives of the 33 crew members aboard the El Faro who were lost after the El Faro departed on September 29, 2015;

 

(2) recognizes the valiant search efforts of the members of the Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force who searched for the crew members of the El Faro; and

 

(3) offers heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the crew members of the El Faro.

 

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