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
NTSB: Recorder from Cargo Ship El Faro Recovered

NTSB: Recorder from Cargo Ship El Faro Recovered

The voyage data recorder from El Faro, a US flagged cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015, was successfully recovered from the ocean floor late Monday evening. The recovery of the capsule caps a …
Aug 10, 2016 /  Vessels
NTSB to Launch Mission in Early July to Recover El Faro’s Voyage Data Recorder

NTSB to Launch Mission in Early July to Recover El Faro’s Voyage Data Recorder

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will launch a mission to recover a voyage data recorder that was located on April 26 in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas. The voyage data recorder is from the …
Jun 8, 2016 /  Vessels
NTSB Locates Sunken Cargo Ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (Video)

NTSB Locates Sunken Cargo Ship’s Voyage Data Recorder (Video)

The cargo ship El Faro’s voyage data recorder was located early Tuesday morning (Apr 26) in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of …
Apr 27, 2016 /  Accidents
NTSB to Launch Second Search Mission to EL FARO

NTSB to Launch Second Search Mission to EL FARO

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Thursday (Feb 11) that it would launch a second expedition to search for evidence in its investigation of the loss of the cargo ship EL FARO, which sank in the …
Feb 13, 2016 /  Curious
NTSB Abandons Search for El Faro’s Missing Voyage Data Recorder

NTSB Abandons Search for El Faro’s Missing Voyage Data Recorder

A U.S. salvage team ended its search off the Bahamas for the missing voyage data recorder of the cargo ship El Faro which sank with its mostly American crew in a hurricane last month, officials said on Monday (Nov …
Nov 17, 2015 /  Curious
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to use submersibles to look for El Faro wreck

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to use submersibles to look for El Faro wreck

The entire investigation into the loss of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico ship will take 12-18 months, but the NTSB will release findings on an "as needed" basis in advance of its final report. The National …
Oct 12, 2015 /  Accidents