NTSB Cites Poor Safety Culture in Caribbean Fantasy Fire Investigation

"The Caribbean Fantasy had been detained 3 times in the years immediately before the fire, yet no red flags went up," commented NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fire aboard the roll-on/roll-off car and passenger ferry Caribbean Fantasy was caused by leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in … [Read more...]

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 ship El Faro with the loss of all 33 crew members. The digest also synopsizes the more than 60 recommendations issued throughout the NTSB’s investigation of the sinking. In … [Read more...]

NTSB Releases El Faro Investigation Final Report

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on its investigation into the sinking of the American cargo ship SS El Faro on October 1, 2015 in the Atlantic Ocean. Today's release of the final report follows the NTSB's meeting on December 12, 2017, to determine the probable cause of the sinking. On that date, the NTSB also adopted and released … [Read more...]

Overconfident Captain Ignored Storm Reports Before EL FARO Sinking -NTSB

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) - The sinking of the U.S. freighter El Faro in 2015 with the loss of 33 lives came after an overconfident captain set the ship and its poorly trained crew on a collision course with a hurricane, the … [Read more...]