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  • 28 October 2015

    The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Apache has concluded the first phase of the pinger locator search for the cargo ship El Faro on October 26, 2015 and was unable to detect any signs of the sunken vessel. ” The TPL’s ability to detect the El Faro’s pinger may be effected by the orientation of the […]

  • 28 October 2015

    The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Apache has concluded the first phase of the pinger locator search for the cargo ship El Faro on October 26, 2015 and was unable to detect any signs of the sunken vessel. ” The TPL’s ability to detect the El Faro’s pinger may be effected by the orientation of the […]

  • 18 May 2016

    Former El Faro master, Capt. Jack Hern took the stand yesterday during the second day of the United States Coast Guard hearing into the El Faro sinking. During his testimony Hern said that he had raised concerns over the ship’s stability, citing water integrity-issues, wear on hatches and boilers that often needed maintenance as key vulnerabilities […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    As the second round of El Faro hearings continues this week, the US Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation listened to testimonies about the ship’s stability and cargo security, local media reported. With these hearing the USCG is trying to determine what led to the sinking, and whether commercial pressure, negligence in cargo security or poor […]

  • 8 October 2015

    The United States Coast Guard said it will suspend the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in […]

  • 8 October 2015

    The United States Coast Guard said it will suspend the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    An inspection carried aboard the US-flagged cargo vessel El Faro in March 2015 showed that the ship’s equipment seemed well-maintained and in working order, a former US Coast Guard inspector told the USCG Marine Board of Investigation, according to local media. As part of the latest hearings into the loss of the 40-year-old vessel and its 33 crewmembers […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The voyage data recorder (VDR) belonging to the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro was located early Tuesday morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 36 nautical miles northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The investigative team, comprised of specialists from the NTSB, the U.S. Coast Guard, Woods Hole […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    In the latest testimonies of the second round of El Faro hearings the US Coast Guard’s Marine Board of Investigation heard that the vessel’s captain relied heavily on the BonVoyage weather system, local media informed. The board listened to a testimony from Kevin Stith, the Captain of El Yunque, who said that he believes the system was Captain Michael Davidson’s primary […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Family of another crew member of the ill-fated container ship El Faro, which sank off Bermuda on October 1 near the eye of the Hurricane Joaquin, have filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the 1970-built boxship. The family of Anthony Shawn Thomas, one of the 33 crew members who died or are […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The latest round of testimonies on the El Faro sinking revealed that the ill-fated vessel received outdated weather forecasts before it encountered Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas on October 1, 2015, according to local media. El Faro’s weather monitoring program received a forecast which might have been 10 hours old, the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of […]

  • 25 August 2016

    About 26 hours of information was recovered from El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR), including bridge audio, navigational data, onboard radar images and wind data, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB said that numerous events leading up to the loss of the US-flagged cargo ship El Faro during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015 are heard […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Family of another crew member of the ill-fated container ship El Faro, which sank off Bermuda on October 1 near the eye of the Hurricane Joaquin, have filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the 1970-built boxship. The family of Anthony Shawn Thomas, one of the 33 crew members who died or are […]

  • 7 June 2016

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is planning to launch a mission to recover the voyage data recorder (VDR) belonging to the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro in early July. “The trip to the accident site is expected to take three to four days, followed by five days on scene to recover the VDR,” NTSB said. The recovery mission would include naval […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The operator of the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro could face a civil penalty investigation, USCG informed.

  • 18 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will assist the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as it undertakes its second search for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.   The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on October 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew perished […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The voyage data recorder from El Faro was successfully recovered from the ocean floor late Monday evening after 10-month-long effort to retrieve it, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The device, which was designed to record navigational data and communications between crewmembers on the ship’s bridge, is expected to reveal information about the final hours […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Owners and the captain of the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing off the Bahamas on October 1 and is presumed to have sunk, are facing a USD 100 million lawsuit filed by the family of one of the 32 missing crew members, Reuters reports. The family of the 33-year-old Lonnie Jordan filed the USD […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    US HoR to vote on a maritime safety bill based on recommendations from El Faro tragedy.

  • 28 April 2016

    The team aboard the research vessel Atlantis who located the sunken El Faro’s voyage data recorder (VDR) has determined it will not be possible to recover the VDR during the current mission. The team of investigators and scientists aboard Atlantis collaborated with investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board lab in Washington and determined that […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    The National Transportation Safety Board will launch a mission to recover a voyage data recorder of the sunken El Faro vessel, that was located on April 26 in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas. The voyage data recorder is from the cargo ship El Faro, a U.S. flagged cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The former chief engineer of the 40-year-old cargo ship El Faro said that, although the vessel had a number of mechanical issues, it was overall safe for its journey, the WMTW reported citing US Coast Guard’s hearing findings. The chief engineer, James Robinson, who left El Faro a couple of months before the ship sank, was […]