NTSB Opens Docket for El Faro Investigation

NTSB Opens Docket for El Faro Investigation

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Wednesday its intent to open the docket Dec. 13, 2016, for its investigation into the sinking of the U.S. flagged cargo ship El Faro. The El Faro sank …
Dec 2, 2016 /  Vessels
NTSB: 26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro Voyage Data Recorder

NTSB: 26 Hours of Information Recovered from El Faro Voyage Data Recorder

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Wednesday (Aug 24) the convening of a voyage data recorder group, Monday, to develop a detailed transcript of the sounds and discernible words captured on the El …
Aug 25, 2016 /  Vessels
Video: The Emerald Express caught at sea in Hurricane Joaquin and then beached on Crooked Island

Video: The Emerald Express caught at sea in Hurricane Joaquin and then beached on Crooked Island

The landing craft Emerald Express, with a crew of eight, was on its way from Great Inagua to Fort Lauderdale when it was caught at sea by Hurricane Joaquin on October 1 near Acklins and Crooked Island. Today the …
Nov 12, 2015 /  Accidents
USNS Apache Locates Wreckage Believed to Be El Faro

USNS Apache Locates Wreckage Believed to Be El Faro

A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel they believe to be the container ship El Faro which went missing off the Bahamas on October 1 near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin, the …
Nov 2, 2015 /  Vessels
US Navy ship USNS Apache Starts Search for El Faro Remains

US Navy ship USNS Apache Starts Search for El Faro Remains

U.S. Navy deployed Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) from Norfolk, Virginia, on October 19, to begin searching for wreckage from the missing U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro which went missing off the …
Oct 21, 2015 /  Curious
UPDATE: Body found in search for U.S. ship El Faro that vanished in hurricane

UPDATE: Body found in search for U.S. ship El Faro that vanished in hurricane

Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, is believed to have sunk off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday. It said the search continued …
Oct 6, 2015 /  Accidents
USCG found debris of missing Ro-Ro cargo ship El Faro lost in Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin (VIDEO)

USCG found debris of missing Ro-Ro cargo ship El Faro lost in Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin (VIDEO)

At approximately 7:30 a.m local time on October 1, Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Inmarsat satellite notification stating the EL FARO was caught in Hurricane …
Oct 5, 2015 /  Accidents
US Coast Guards rescues crew from sinking cargo ship off Haiti in extreme weather conditions

US Coast Guards rescues crew from sinking cargo ship off Haiti in extreme weather conditions

At night on Thursday (Oct 1), the US Coast Guard was alerted by distress signal from general cargo vessel MINOUCHE, sinking 51 nautical miles northwest of Haiti, Caribbean. The vessel reported 30 degrees portside list …
Oct 2, 2015 /  Accidents