NTSB Accident Report on Sinking of US Cargo Vessel SS El Faro on 1 October 2015

The 2017 Accident Report from the US National Transport Safety Board provides a detailed analysis of the 2015 El Faro disaster which killed the ship's entire crew of 33. The NTSB came up with 59 findings. Amongst them: "The captain’s decision to depart Jacksonville was reasonable considering the availability of options to avoid Tropical Storm/Hurricane Joaquin." This is a valuable reference for maritime safety professionals, researchers and nautical students. (9.9 MiB, PDF, 299 pages)

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