Thursday, May 24, 2018
El Faro Book Cover Slade

Interview With El Faro Author Rachel Slade

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Rachel Slade is a journalist and author of the bestselling book about the El Faro incident. Her book Into the Raging Sea has received keen reviews from the...

May 24, 2018
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Rear Adm. John Nadeau

Sorry Admiral Zukunft, You Are NOT “Clear and Unambiguous”

In the mistakenly-titled article “US Coast Guard seeks tighter grip over third parties in wake of El Faro sinking“, Rear Admiral John Nadeau, USCG assistant commandant for prevention policy, told...

January 22, 2018
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Sunday, October 1, 2017
El Yunque
Lifesaving Incidents

El Faro MBI Report – Heavy On Blame, Light On Penalty

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the United States Coast Guard issued the Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) report on the S.S. El Faro. The 189 page report reveals serious...

October 1, 2017
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USCG Calls For PLBs On EVERY Life Jacket

Access the report: Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report In the United States Coast Guard’s upcoming El Faro investigation report, Captain Jason Neubauer USCG, Chairman of the Marine Board...

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 293

Friday, February 17, 2017
EL Faro

Coast Guard Hearings Wrap-Up in El Faro Probe

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Feb 17 (Reuters) – U.S. investigators stood in silence for 33 seconds on Friday as they concluded the public phase of a probe into the...

February 17, 2017
Total Views: 14

Monday, February 6, 2017

El Faro Conditions Probed in Final U.S. Coast Guard Hearing on Sinking

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Feb 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. investigation into the deadly sinking of a cargo ship during a 2015 hurricane entered its final hearing on Monday,...

February 6, 2017
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Friday, February 3, 2017

El Faro – An Open Letter To Investigators

Editor’s Note – The following letter was written by Captain John Loftus, a Master Mariner and acclaimed whistleblower with 42 years experience aboard American flagged ships, to Captain Jason Neubauer,  Chief...

February 3, 2017
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Monday, January 30, 2017
EL Faro

Coast Guard’s Third and Final ‘El Faro’ Hearing Set for February

The third and final Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of the American cargo ship El Faro has been scheduled for next month in Jacksonville, Florida....

January 30, 2017
Total Views: 28

Friday, December 16, 2016
Captain John Konrad, gCaptain Founder & CEO

El Faro, Top 10 Failures Of The NTSB Investigation – gLive E21

In today’s episode of gCaptain LIVE, Captain John Konrad discusses the NTSB/USCG hearings into the El Faro and identifies the Top Ten investigative failures submitted by gCaptain readers.  LINKS: Yesterday’s Show: ...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 18

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Lifesaving Incidents

USCG Releases New Immersion Suit Survivability Data

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a transcript of the S.S. El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR), in addition to several other factual reports, to the docket for its...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 43

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Vice Chairman T. Bella Dinh-Zarr NTSB

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...

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 44


El Faro Captain Was Fired By Crowley In Row Over Safety

A Newly released transcipt of audio recording the El Faro’s last moments show a calm and collected Captain remaining on the bridge of his ship to help a crewmate stricken by fear...

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 151

EL Faro

Coast Guard Schedules Final El Faro Hearing In Wake of VDR Transcript

With the NTSB’s release of the El Faro’s VDR transcripts by the NTSB on Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled its third and final round of Marine Board of...

December 14, 2016
Total Views: 7

Thursday, September 8, 2016
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Investigation Board Releases Transcripts from El Faro Hearing

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation has completed its review of the transcripts for the first public hearing session into the loss of the SS El Faro held...

September 8, 2016
Total Views: 34

Friday, May 27, 2016

El Faro Hearing Wraps: New Details Emerge But Cause of Sinking Remains a Mystery

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., May 26 (Reuters) – U.S. investigators on Friday concluded two weeks of hearings into the sinking of cargo ship El Faro in a hurricane last...

May 27, 2016
Total Views: 8

Friday, February 26, 2016
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Wraps First Part of El Faro Hearings

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. investigation into the deadly sinking of the El Faro cargo ship during a hurricane last fall shifted direction on...

February 26, 2016
Total Views: 1

Sunday, February 21, 2016
el faro wreck

El Faro’s Final Communications Played at Hearing – LISTEN

Feb 20 (Reuters) – The captain of the doomed El Faro warned that the “clock was ticking” as his cargo ship took on water in an Atlantic hurricane that would...

February 21, 2016
Total Views: 83