Claims reached $20m sinking M/V El Faro

American TOTE Maritime’s sinking M/V El Faro case claims reached $20 million. M/V El Faro case cargo claims total includes nearly $13.8 million in potential claims that New York law firm Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney has indicated it will file in the Jacksonville federal court on behalf of Starr Indemnity & Liability, Zurich American In­surance, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and others. Settlements with family mem­bers of 10 crew members will be adding $5 million. After the loss of the  M/V El Faro 5,330 lane metre  (built 1975), that sank off Crooked Island, Bahamas, after it lost propulsion and was beset by Hurricane Joaquin in the deadli­est US-flag casualty in decades, BMW taking steps to lodge an insurance claim.