Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Former research vessel partially sinks at pier

Global Diving and Salvage removes fuel and oil from Hero in Willapa Bay, Wash.

Web Bulletin 2017

Partially submerged towboat raised, dewatered (UPDATE)

Sonny J’s fuel vents had been plugged and boom deployed on the Lower Mississippi

Web Bulletin 2017

El Faro's captain was uncertain about future with TOTE

A former crewing manager for the company expressed concerns about Michael Davidson

Web Bulletin 2017

Expert: El Faro crew likely did not launch lifeboats

The Harding Lifeboat Services official says the boats were ripped from the ship

Web Bulletin 2017

TOTE official didn't think 'lives were in danger' in call with El Faro captain

John Lawrence spoke to Michael Davidson shortly before the ship sank

Web Bulletin 2017

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
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