Day 5: Families Grieve As El Faro Hearings Continue

JACKSONVILLE — Week 1 of U.S. Coast Guard hearings into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro are scheduled wrapped up Friday, with the families of the crew in attendance as they have been all week. 

Pastor Robert Green — the father of LaShawn Rivera, who died on El Faro when it sank in a hurricane last October — handed out  bracelets to people at the hearing Friday, saying it’s just one of the ways he and others want to support all 33 families involved in the incident, including holding grief sessions every fourth week.

JACKSONVILLE — Week 1 of U.S. Coast Guard hearings into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro are scheduled wrapped up Friday, with the families of the crew in attendance as they have been all week. 

Pastor Robert Green — the father of LaShawn Rivera, who died on El Faro when it sank in a hurricane last October — handed out  bracelets to people at the hearing Friday, saying it’s just one of the ways he and others want to support all 33 families involved in the incident, including holding grief sessions every fourth week.