The following is the Dec. 19 Final Action Memo by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft on the October 2015 sinking of the SS El Faro container ship during Hurricane Joaquin. The document was released publicly on Dec. 21. Read More
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Coast Guard Civil Penalties Possible for Operator of Sunken SS El Faro
The operator of the SS El Faro container ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 now faces the prospect of a U.S. Coast Guard-initiated civil penalty investigation, according to a Final Action Memo released by the Coast Guard today.
VIDEO: NTSB Investigators Cite Poor Seamanship, Old Equipment for Deadly Sinking of Cargo Ship El Faro
The deadly 2015 sinking of cargo ship El Faro was caused by a combination of factors, including outdated equipment and poor seamanship, according to recent findings of federal investigators.
VIDEO: U.S. Navy Salvage Ship Recovers Black Box from El Faro
The following is a U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board video, published on Aug. 14, 2016, of U.S. Navy salvage ship USNS Apache (T-ATF-172) recovering the voice data recorder from M/S El Faro. Read More
Navy Finds Lost U.S. Merchant Ship El Faro
A Navy team sent to the Bahamas has found the missing U.S. merchant ship SS El Faro, officials have confirmed. Read More
U.S. Navy Deploying Search Team to Find Lost Merchant Ship El Faro
At the request of the National Transportation Safety Board, the Navy is scrambling a ship and an underwater search team to find the missing merchant ship SS El Faro, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More