EL FARO INCIDENT

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TOTE will continue to update this site with the latest information available related to the El Faro incident.

NTSB News Release: 6-6-16

NTSB to Launch Mission to Recover Voyage Data Recorder WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board will launch a mission to recover a voyage data recorder that was located on April 26 in about 15,000 feet of water near the Bahamas. The voyage data recorder is from the cargo ship El Faro, a U.S. flagged cargo ship that […]

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NTSB News Release: 4-27-16

Another mission needed to recover El Faro’s data recorder WASHINGTON — The investigative team aboard the research vessel Atlantis who located the El Faro’s voyage data recorder Tuesday has determined it will not be possible to recover the VDR during the current mission. The team of investigators and scientists aboard Atlantis collaborated with investigators at […]

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NTSB News Release: 4-26-16

 NTSB Locates Sunken Cargo Ship’s Voyage Data Recorder WASHINGTON — The cargo ship El Faro’s voyage data recorder was located early Tuesday morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of investigators and scientists using remotely operated undersea search equipment. The […]

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NTSB News Release: 4-18-16

Search Resumes for El Faro Data Recorder WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board is set to resume its search April 18, 2016, for the vessel data recorder of the sunken El Faro cargo ship. The U.S. flagged El Faro sank during Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015. All 33 of the El Faro’s crew […]

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NTSB News Release: 2-11-16

NTSB to Launch Second Search Mission to EL FARO WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday that it would launch a second expedition to search for evidence in its investigation of the loss of the cargo ship EL FARO, which sank in the Atlantic during a hurricane on October 1, 2015. A key […]

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USCG Media Advisory: 1-26-16

HEARING SET FOR COAST GUARD MARINE BOARD OF INVESTIGATION INTO EL FARO SINKING WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a public Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of the United States-flagged steam ship EL FARO, and its 33 crewmembers.  The first hearing session will focus on the pre-accident historical events relating […]

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NTSB News Release: Jan. 3, 2016

WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean in October, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket and released underwater images and video of the vessel.

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NTSB News Release: 11-16-15

NTSB Completes Documentation of Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro; Voyage Data Recorder Not Located November 16, 2015 WASHINGTON – The video documentation of the cargo ship El Faro and the associated debris field has been completed but the vessel’s voyage data recorder was not located. “Over the years we’ve completed many investigations without the aid […]

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NTSB Update: 11-12-15

NTSB update at 2:36PM EST today via Twitter: #ElFaro bridge deck located. Search is ongoing for the vessel data recorder.

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NTSB Status Update: 11-3-15

The National Transportation Safety Board has contracted with the U.S. Navy to locate the El Faro, document the wreckage and debris field and recover the voyage data recorder (VDR). Below is an update of recent activities. The Curve 21 remote operated vehicle (ROV) was used to confirm that the vessel found was the El Faro. […]

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