Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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TOTE: El Faro cargo report done in 'factual vacuum'

An attorney for the shipowner questions the accuracy of a review that said lashings failed

Web Bulletin 2017

Cargo shift 'probable' during El Faro's final voyage

A 'domino effect' would have led to a 'progressive lashing failure,' a review finds

Web Bulletin 2017
El Faro investigators focus again on third-party inspections

El Faro investigators focus again on third-party inspections

The cargo ship's sister, El Yunque, was scrapped after the Coast Guard found duct wastage

Web Bulletin 2017
NTSB: Downstreaming 'ill-advised' before fatal capsizing

NTSB: Downstreaming 'ill-advised' before fatal capsizing

Ricky J Leboeuf sank during the high-water maneuver in the San Jacinto River

Web Bulletin 2017
El Faro analysis cites flooding from multiple sources

El Faro analysis cites flooding from multiple sources

The third round of investigative hearings includes testimony about the ship's vulnerabilities

Web Bulletin 2017

Operator dies when tugboat sinks in BC

Officials are investigating what led to the incident at Tolko Industries on Okanagan Lake

Web Bulletin 2017

Third and final El Faro hearing set for February

The session will begin Feb. 6 and include TOTE officials and the VDR transcript

Web Bulletin 2017
Union: Sunken US tug a consequence of foreign crews in Canadian waters

Union: Sunken US tug a consequence of foreign crews in Canadian waters

A union leader cites Nathan E. Stewart as Canadian maritime workers protest federal jobs policy

Web Bulletin 2017
Crew escapes, barges break free as Mississippi River towboat sinks

Crew escapes, barges break free as Mississippi River towboat sinks

Nine crewmembers escaped from a towboat after it grounded in the Mississippi River near Cairo, Ill., and partially sank along the riverbank.

October/November 2017
Final El Faro hearings focus on flooding that likely doomed ship

Final El Faro hearings focus on flooding that likely doomed ship

Seawater likely entered El Faro from multiple locations, according to a report presented during the third and final round of Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearings that also described a “plausible sequence” preceding the ship’s sinking.

May 2017
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