Tuesday, September 18, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV
Accidents

NTSB Video Details the Investigation of the Sinking of U.S. Cargo Vessel El Faro

The investigation into the sinking of American cargo ship El Faro was one of the most complicated maritime investigations ever undertaken by the National Transportation Safety Board.  In this 15 minute video, the NTSB...

September 18, 2018
Total Views: 9

Friday, May 25, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV
Accidents

NTSB Breaks Down El Faro Findings in Must-Read Illustrated Digest

The National Transportation Safety Board has released 16-page illustrated digest summarizing in detail the critical events and decisions that led to the October 1, 2015 sinking of the American cargo...

May 25, 2018
Total Views: 23

Thursday, May 24, 2018
El Faro Book Cover Slade
Blog

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
Total Views: 6

Monday, May 21, 2018
Blog

BOOK REVIEW: Into the Raging Sea, The Sinking of the El Faro.

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro, is now available for purchase via Amazon and Audible. A Book Review by Michael Carr Until now I did not...

May 21, 2018
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
EL Faro
Maritime News

Marine Safety Alert – Lessons Learned from the S.S. EL FARO Casualty

Editor’s Note: The following Safety Alert is being distributed by the United States Coast Guard, Inspections and Compliance Directorate following the loss of the American cargo SS EL FARO and...

April 3, 2018
Total Views: 6

Monday, January 22, 2018
Rear Adm. John Nadeau
USCG

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
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Maritime News

Coast Guard Issues ‘Final Action Memo’ on El Faro Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released its Final Action Memo on the loss of the El Faro and its 33 crewmembers during a hurricane near Crooked Island, Bahamas on...

December 21, 2017
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Interesting

NTSB Determines Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking

Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Led to Sinking, the NTSB Says The deadliest shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than 30 years was caused by a...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 115

News

Read the NTSB Chairman’s Full Opening Statement from Today’s EL FARO Board Meeting

The National Transportation Safety Board met today in Washington to determine the probable cause of the October 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean. The...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 2

Interesting

NTSB Video Details Sinking of US Cargo Vessel SS El Faro

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...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 41

EL Faro
News

NTSB Panel Reviewing Final Report of El Faro Investigation

Update: Captain’s Decisions, Shipping Company’s Poor Safety Oversight Determined as Probable Cause of EL FARO Sinking By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – U.S. safety officials were due to meet on...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 0

Friday, December 8, 2017
Maritime News

NTSB to Determine Probable Cause of El Faro Sinking Next Week

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to meet next week to determine the probable cause of the October 1, 2015, sinking of the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Faro....

December 8, 2017
Total Views: 3

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
Total Views: 18

EL Faro
Interesting

Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report: Here’s the Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

The U.S. Coast Guard today has released the S.S. El Faro Marine Board of Investigation report, which includes a detailed account of the event along with the MBI’s conclusions on contributing factors...

October 1, 2017
Total Views: 55

USCG PLB
Interesting

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: 36

Friday, September 29, 2017
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV
News

Coast Guard to Release El Faro Investigation Report On Sunday

The United States Coast Guard is set to release its highly-anticipated Marine Board of Investigation report into the 2015 sinking of the American cargo ship SS El Faro on Sunday....

September 29, 2017
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
News

NTSB Investigators to Determine Cause of ‘El Faro’ Sinking in December

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to meet in December to determine the probable cause of the October 2015 sinking of the American cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 5

Friday, June 30, 2017
Accidents

Amid El Faro Investigation, NTSB Issues Recommendations Aimed at Getting Better Weather Information to Mariners

The United States’ National Transportation Safety Board has issued 10 safety recommendations aimed at enhancing the availability of weather information to mariners amid its ongoing investigation into the 2015 sinking...

June 30, 2017
Total Views: 2

Friday, February 17, 2017
EL Faro
News

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: 2

Monday, February 6, 2017
News

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
Total Views: 2