NTSB Video Details Sinking of US Cargo Vessel SS El Faro

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December 12, 2017

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking

Here is an animation produced by the National Transportation Safety Board reconstructing the sequence of events leading to the sinking of the US-flagged cargo vessel SS El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean near Acklins and Crooked Island, Bahamas, which occurred on the morning of October 1, 2015.

The video was released Tuesday as part of the National Transportation Safety Board panel meeting to determine the probable cause of the sinking.

SEE ALSO: EL FARO Captain Ignored Storm Reports Before Sinking -NTSB 

The 790-foot vessel set sail from Jacksonville, Florida, on a voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 29, 2015, and sank about 34 hours later near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin. All 33 crewmembers aboard the ship perished in the accident.

The investigation, that to date has cost $5.6 million and amassed 30,500 hours of investigative work, has produced more than 70 findings and more than 50 proposed recommendations, which will be presented to the board during the meeting.

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