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

NTSB Status Update: 10-27-15

The United States Naval Ship (USNS) Apache arrived at the last known position of the El Faro on October 23rd, and began searching for the vessel with a Towed Pinger Locator (TPL).  The search area consists of a 10 nautical mile by 15 nautical mile area, in which the USNS Apache towed the TPL on […]

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NTSB News Release: 10-20-15

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD NEWS RELEASE NTSB Issues Update on Investigation Into Sinking of Cargo Ship El Faro October 20, 2015 WASHINGTON – In its continuing investigation of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean near the Bahamas, the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following factual information: On […]

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NTSB Preliminary Report: 10-15-15

Accident Reports are one of the main products of an NTSB investigation. Reports provide details about the accident, analysis of the factual data, conclusions and the probable cause of the accident, and the related safety recommendations. Most reports focus on a single accident, though the NTSB also produces reports addressing issues common to a set […]

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TOTE Establishes Family Relief Fund at Seamen’s Church: 10-9-15

TOTE Establishes Fund for Families of Crew at the Seamen’s Church Institute Jacksonville, FL (October 9, 2015) – Today, TOTE announced the creation of a family relief fund whose resources will be used to support the families of the El Faro crew. The fund will be held and administered by the Seamen’s Church Institute, North […]

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NTSB Press Release: 10-8-2015

NTSB to Hold Fourth Media Briefing on El Faro Cargo Ship Accident WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold its fourth media briefing tonight on its investigation into last week’s El Faro cargo ship accident. Event: Media briefing Who: NTSB Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr Date/Time: 7:00 pm ET, Thursday, October 8, 2015 Location: […]

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Statement by President Obama on the El Faro Cargo Ship 10-7-15

The Office of the Press Secretary issued the following press release on October 7: The captain and crew of the El Faro were Americans and Poles, men and women, experienced mariners and young seamen. They were beloved sons and daughters and loving husbands and fathers. They were dedicated engineers, technicians and a cook. And these […]

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USCG News Release: 10-7-2015

Coast Guard to suspend search for El Faro crew after 7-day search MIAMI — The Coast Guard will suspend the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more […]

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Statement: 10-7-2015

Statement by Anthony Chiarello, TOTE President & CEO on the El Faro Incident Jacksonville, FL (October 7, 2015) – The following statement was delivered by Anthony Chiarello, TOTE President & CEO this afternoon at 4:30 PM EST: “Since Thursday, every individual in the TOTE organization has held out hope that the crew of the El Faro […]

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NTSB Press Release: 10-7-2015

NTSB to Hold Joint Press Conference With Coast Guard on El Faro Cargo Ship Accident ​WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety will hold a joint media briefing with the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon to provide updated information on the Coast Guard’s search for the crew of El Faro and the NTSB’s accident investigation. […]

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Notice of Media Call-in Access for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Media Availability

Jacksonville, FL (October 7, 2015) – TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will provide a remote audio connection for the media appearance outside TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s office at 4:30 PM EST today. The phone line will open at 4:20 PM for a prompt 4:30 PM EST start. Number:        (310.372.7549), code 742446. The dedicated media information […]

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