Monday, September 27, 2021

El Faro: 6 Years Later

This article is brought to you by Arnold & Itkin LLP. It has been six years since El Faro steamed into Hurricane Joaquin, an act that sank the vessel and...

September 27, 2021
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Saturday, January 16, 2021
Leadership Is Language Book

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.

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 1609

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

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...

October 8, 2019
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Sunday, February 24, 2019
Matson Matsonia

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...

February 24, 2019
Total Views: 114

Friday, July 27, 2018
Maritime News

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...

July 27, 2018
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Friday, June 29, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

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...

June 29, 2018
Total Views: 32

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

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: 270

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
Total Views: 34

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...

May 21, 2018
Total Views: 200

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
stern of the El Faro as seen from underwater ROV

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...

April 4, 2018
Total Views: 35

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: 138

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Lifesaving Incidents

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...

January 30, 2018
Total Views: 23

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
Total Views: 22

Thursday, January 18, 2018
tote family delivers goods puerto rico

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...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 40

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...

December 12, 2017
Total Views: 371

EL Faro

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: 7

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: 30

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: 92


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

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...

September 12, 2017
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