El Faro Shipwreck with Tailbone Pain Book

Since publishing my book Tailbone Pain Relief Now!  I have been very grateful for the positive feedback that I have received from around the world.

Readers have sent me emails and Facebook posts from Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, and the United States and Canada.

The most intriguing e-mail I received was from Puerto Rico…
  • Overall, I have been extremely impressed with Amazon and my book warehouse for their prompt and efficient shipping of my book to people with tailbone pain (coccyx pain) all of the world.
  • But I received one e-mail from Puerto Rico asking why two weeks after ordering the book he still had not received it.
Tailbone Pain Relief Book

Why did this book go missing???


  • So we tracked the book shipment through the United States Postal Service.
  • We saw that he had ordered the book on September 24, 2015.
  • The book warehouse in Indiana shipped it out that very same day, and it was then tracked by the United States Postal Service.
  • By 10 PM on September 27, the book arrived in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • From there, the United States Postal Service tracking system seems to reach a dead end, without any further information about the whereabouts or delivery of the book. Even now, months later, it still lists the book shipment as being “in transit”, but not yet delivered.
Tailbone Book Shipment Tracking, shipwreck

Tailbone Book, Delivery Tracking , before the shipwreck

  • I shared this shipping information with the man in Puerto Rico who had been wondering why he never received his book.
  • From there, he figured out the tragic next turn in the story…
  • Two days after my book arrived in Jacksonville, Florida, it would have been aboard the cargo ship El Faro, on what turned out to be its final and fatal voyage.
  • Per Wikipedia: “On September 30, 2015, at 2:00 a.m., El Faro left Jacksonville, Florida for San Juan, Puerto Rico, carrying a cargo of 391 shipping containers, about 294 trailers and cars, and a crew of 33 people”.
  • By the following morning, Tropical Storm Joaquin had become more severe and was now a category three hurricane. The cargo ship was near the eye of the storm, amid large waves 20 to 40 feet tall (6 to 12 meters) and winds exceeding 90 miles per hour (150 km/h). The captain reported that the ship had taken on water and soon thereafter all communications with the ship or lost.
  • Extensive search and rescue operations found debris from the ship, but tragically they did not find the ship or any survivors.
  • The United States Navy searched the ocean floor and found the ship almost one month after it had gone under. It was found on October 31, at a depth of approximately 3 miles below the surface (15,000 feet, or 4600 meters).
Underwater image confirms shipwreck El Faro

Underwater image confirms shipwreck El Faro on ocean floor


  • The ship, its cargo, and any crew still within the vessel remain entombed 3 miles under water. My heart goes out to crew members’ families, who have lost their loved ones.
  • Our man in Puerto Rico received a replacement copy of the book Tailbone Pain Relief Now!
  • His original order remains at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, within the sunken cargo ship.


Here is the United States Navy video that confirms the ship is now on the ocean floor:


To read more about this shipwreck, click here: Wikipedia entry on El Faro

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