Archive of: Sinkings & Capsizings

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Three more El Faro families settle with TOTE

Settlements have now been reached by representatives of 21 of the 33 mariners lost

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BC tugboat crew rescued from the water after collision with another tug

The tugboats C.T. Titan and Albern collided near British Columbia's Gabriola Island, and the smaller Albern sank

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NTSB official: Few dispute El Faro sinking was 'colossal failure' in management

A TOTE executive maintains that 'this tragic loss is all about an accident'

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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

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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

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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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