All posts tagged "Tote"
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
El Faro’s Loss Described as ‘Colossal’ Management Failure
A second round of U.S. Coast Guard investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro ended Friday, closing a sometimes contentious proceeding during which the disaster was characterized by one investigator as “a colossal failure”...
- Posted May 28, 2016
Ex-Ship Captain Says He Was Fired after Airing Safety Fears
Sailed El Faro's sister ship, El Morro
- Posted May 17, 2016
Testimony: El Faro Captain Planned to ‘Shoot Under’ Storm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro told a colleague just before the ship’s final voyage that he was aware of a storm brewing at sea, but that he had a plan to...
- Posted May 16, 2016
NTSB: Search Crews Find El Faro’s Missing Data Recorder
Failed to find it in first search of wreckage, some 15,000 feet under water
- Posted April 26, 2016
Feds to Resume Search for Sunken El Faro’s Data Recorder
NTSB says goal is to "better document the wreckage to help determine exactly why and how the ship sank"
- Posted April 17, 2016
El Faro Owner Agrees to Pay 3 Maine Families in Settlement
Tote Has Settled with Nearly Half of the Crew Members' Families
- Posted March 4, 2016
Coast Guard Initially Didn’t Think El Faro Was Sinking
When an initial report arrived saying the captain of the cargo ship El Faro had called ashore for help, the U.S. Coast Guard didn’t believe the vessel was at risk of sinking and later had software problems...
- Posted February 24, 2016
El Faro Was on Coast Guard List of At-Risk Vessels
The El Faro sank just before it was to be added to a Coast Guard list of vessels identified as having the most “potential for risk,” a designation that would have triggered more safety inspections. The El...
- Posted February 23, 2016
Capt of Doomed El Faro Said ‘Clock is Ticking’ in Final Call
The captain of the doomed freighter El Faro said in his final call for help that the “clock is ticking” as his ship took on water and lost propulsion. Part of Capt. Michael Davidson’s call was played...
- Posted February 20, 2016