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Deborah Dyer, right, is hugged by Judy Marzolf at vigil held at Maine Maritime Academy for the missing crew members of the U.S. container ship El Faro, Oct. 6, 2015, in Castine, Maine. (Photo by Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Families of sunken cargo ship take settlement

The families of 10 crew members who died when the cargo ship El Faro sank near the Bahamas last year have agreed to take $500,000 each to settle pending lawsuits against the vessel's owner, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.The settlement, filed in a federal court in Florida, covers fewer than a third of the 33 crew members who perished after the...

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