NTSB Refuses El Faro Widow’s Request To Redact Comments

Theresa Davidson, the wife of Captain Michael Davidson, has never spoken publicly about the sinking or her husband's death aboard the El Faro but she did talk with a team of NTSB and federal investigators on Jan. 5 of this year. Yesterday the NTSB released the full transcript of the interview despite her written objections.  Multiple times during … [Read more...]

NTSB to Launch Second Search for El Faro’s VDR

The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said it would launch a second expedition to search for evidence in its investigation of the loss of the cargo ship El Faro, which sank in the Atlantic during a hurricane on October 1, 2015. A key objective of the upcoming mission will be locate the missing voyage data recorder and to provide investigators with a more … [Read more...]

NTSB: Wreckage Believed to be Missing Ship El Faro Found

  A search team on board a U.S. Navy tug has found what they believe is the wreckage of the missing American cargo ship El Faro in the search area off the Bahamas, the NTSB said in an update late Saturday. UPDATE (Nov 2) - El Faro Found - NTSB Confirms Wreckage is Missing Cargo Ship  The vessel was located at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of … [Read more...]

El Faro ‘Pinger’ Search Turns Up Empty – UPDATE

  A U.S. Navy tug was unable to detect any 'pings' from the sunken El Faro cargo ship off the Bahamas and the search has shifted to using side-scan sonar, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in an update Tuesday on its investigation into the ship's sinking. As of Wednesday, the first of 13 side scan sonar search lines had been completed … [Read more...]

El Faro Owners Hit With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Sinking

  By David Adams and Barbara Liston Oct 14 (Reuters) - The family of a crew member missing from the El Faro cargo ship is seeking $100 million in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit against the owners and captain of the ship that sank off the Bahamas in a hurricane two weeks ago. The lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Lonnie Jordan, one of the 33 crew members … [Read more...]