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.

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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NTSB Status Update: 11-2-15

El Faro Status update 11/2/2015 Wreckage found at bottom of ocean on 10/31 confirmed to be El Faro. Survey of area and vessel continues.

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NTSB News Release: 10-31-15

Wreckage of Cargo Ship Believed to be El Faro Located in More Than 15,000 Feet of Water 10-31-15, posted to the NTSB investigation site at 9pm EST ​ A search team on board the USNS Apache has found the wreckage of a vessel that they believe to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went […]

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NTSB Status Update 10-31-15

NTSB El Faro Status update 10/31/2015 posted to the investigation site: The fourth of 13 side scan sonar search lines is ongoing with negative results so far. The next scheduled update will be issued on this page (http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/2015_elfaro_jax.aspx) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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NTSB Status Update: 10-30-15

NTSB El Faro Status update 10/30/2015 posted to the investigation site: The third of 13 side scan sonar search lines has been completed with negative results. The next scheduled update will be issued on this page (http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/2015_elfaro_jax.aspx) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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NTSB Status Update: 10-29-15

NTSB El Faro Status update 10/29/2015 posted to the investigation site: The second of 13 side scan sonar search lines has been completed with negative results. The next scheduled update will be issued on this page (http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/Pages/2015_elfaro_jax.aspx) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

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