Monday, September 27, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Book Review: Leadership Is Language
In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Captain George Livingstone: Four Years Since El Faro
As I write on the 4th anniversary of the El Faro sinking (Oct. 1, 2015), I am reminded that those who lost their lives weren’t strangers, many shared the very...
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Hull Cracks & Oil Spills From El Faro’s 46 Year Old Sister Ship
Thursday morning, shortly after mooring in Oakland, the hull of the 1,727 TEU Matson containership S/S Matsonia cracked spilling heavy fuel oil into San Francisco Bay. The vessel was built in...
Friday, July 27, 2018
House Approves Bill Addressing Maritime Safety Issues in Wake of El Faro Tragedy
The U.S. House of Representatives this week approved legislation to address maritime transportation safety issues raised by the El Faro sinking, promote the Coast Guard’s awareness of technologies that could...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Maritime Safety Act of 2018 Seeks to Implement Lessons Learned from El Faro Tragedy
The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has unanimously passed a bi-partisan bill seeking to enhance maritime safety in response to the tragic loss of the American cargo ship SS El...
Friday, May 25, 2018
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...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018
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...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Recommended Read: ‘The Clock is Ticking’ – Inside The Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster In Decades – Vanity Fair
Here’s an article you may be interested in that was published today by magazine Vanity Fair. In it, author Wiliam Langwiesche uses the 500-page transcript from the El Faro’s recovered...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
LIVE VIDEO: Congress Examines EL FARO Marine Casualty Reports
Above is the YouTube Live video of a hearing on the EL FARO Marine Casualty Report by the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. It is gCaptain’s hope that ambiguities...
Monday, January 22, 2018
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...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Family of El Faro Crew Member Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Relief Goods to Puerto Rico
Family members of an El Faro’s crew member who lost his life when the American cargo ship tragically sank in 2015 are being recognized for their effort to assist Puerto...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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...
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...
Friday, December 8, 2017
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....
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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...
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