Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Fellow captain: El Faro's Davidson had 'solid plan' for avoiding hurricane

Kevin Stith says he sent a warning via email before the cargo ship sank

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Testimony: El Faro's weather forecast was hours old

Executives from Applied Weather Technology said hurricane forecast information received by El Faro may have been nine hours old

Web Bulletin 2016

Ex-TOTE captain says company failed to address safety concerns, with VIDEO

Testifying before a Coast Guard hearing, a former TOTE Maritime captain said the company was reluctant to report deficiencies

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Pilot: El Faro captain planned to bypass storm to the south

A pilot who was aboard El Faro for a portion of its outbound voyage said the captain intended to "shoot under" the impending hurricane

Web Bulletin 2016

New round of El Faro hearings to focus on cargo loading, lifeboats

A second round of Coast Guard hearings on the El Faro disaster begin today, with testimony on cargo loading, weather equipment and lifeboat-lowering devices

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NTSB: Another mission needed to recover El Faro’s VDR

NTSB: Another mission needed to recover El Faro’s VDR

The proximity to the mast calls for specialized equipment not aboard R/V Atlantis

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ICS criticizes decision holding master liable in Prestige disaster

A lower court in Spain had acquitted the mariner of causing environmental damage

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Fishing crew rescued after collision with tugboat off N.J.

Fishing crew rescued after collision with tugboat off N.J.

Last Stand sinks after the incident involving the tug Dean Reinauer

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Coast Guard schedules new El Faro hearings

The May sessions will focus on shipboard operations, cargo loading and stability

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NTSB finds El Faro's voyage data recorder (with VIDEO)

NTSB finds El Faro's voyage data recorder (with VIDEO)

The device could provide important evidence about the fatal sinking off the Bahamas

Web Bulletin 2016
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