All posts tagged "El Faro"
El Faro captain ignored storm reports before tragedy: U.S. authorities
NTSB investigation finds captain relied on outdated weather information
- Posted December 12, 2017
El Faro’s tragic ending ‘burned’ in investigator’s mind
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was just a fleeting moment, hardly noticeable amid the tumult: As the crew of the freighter El Faro fought their futile battle with a hurricane, the second mate asked the captain if she...
- Posted April 12, 2017
Family of sailor lost on sunken freighter settles suit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Another family of a sailor who died on a cargo ship that sank after losing propulsion while traveling through a hurricane has settled their legal claim against the vessel’s owner. The Florida Times-Union reports that...
- Posted February 22, 2017
El Faro sinking testimony: Crew did all it could to hold on
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The former chief engineer of a container ship that sank in a hurricane killing 33 sailors said Wednesday that evidence from the ship’s “black box” shows a crew working hard to keep it afloat....
- Posted February 8, 2017
Final El Faro Investigative Hearings Focus on Ship Safety
The 790-foot El Faro sank on Oct. 1, 2015 after losing propulsion and getting caught in a hurricane while traveling from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico
- Posted February 6, 2017
For Doomed EL Faro Crew, Concern Turned into Paralyzing Panic
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Crew members aboard a doomed cargo ship expressed increasingly dire concern – occasionally tinged with gallows humor – as a hurricane gained strength, culminating in one crewman lamenting “I’m a goner” as they scrambled...
- Posted December 13, 2016
2 more El Faro families settle with sunken ship’s owner
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two more families of crew members who died on the freighter that sunk last year near the Bahamas during a hurricane have settled their wrongful-death lawsuits. The families settled with Tote Services Inc. and...
- Posted September 21, 2016
Crews Return to Shore with Sunken Ship El Faro’s ‘Black Box’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Federal accident investigators have returned to shore with the “black box” of the sunken freighter El Faro, but say it could be weeks before they know if it will help them understand what happened...
- Posted August 13, 2016
El Faro ‘black box’ recovered from 15K-feet beneath the sea
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Search crews have retrieved the “black box” from the wreckage of the freighter El Faro that sank in 15,000-feet of water near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin last year, officials said Tuesday. Using a remotely...
- Posted August 9, 2016
NTSB Schedules Mission to Retrieve El Faro’s ‘Black Box’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Investigators are launching a new effort next month to retrieve the “black box” of a freighter that sank last October with 33 crew members on board. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday said...
- Posted June 6, 2016