03/04/2018 For a single-turbine ship like EL FARO , this type of casualty would result in a total loss of maneuverability until the system can be restored.
Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
EL FARO was a United States flagged, combination roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off cargo ship crewed by U.
She was lost at sea with all hands on October 1st, 2015, after losing her propulsion near the eye wall of Hurricane Joaquin.
EL FARO departed Jacksonville, Florida, bound for Puerto Rico at 2030 hrs on September 29th 2015, when the Tropical Storm Joaquin was.
03/04/2018 El Faro wreckage on the seafloor (Photo: NTSB).
For a single-turbine ship like El Faro , this type of casualty would result in a total loss of maneuverability until the system can be restored.
The El Faro casualty was the result of poor seamanship compounded by a failure of the safety framework that should have triggered a series of corrective actions that likely would have prevented it.
We all can, and must, learn from this tragedy.
Seafarers, supporting shoreside personnel, operating companies, Recognized Organizations, and flag.
30/01/2018 The casualty of the EL FARO points to the need for a strong and enduring commitment from all elements of the safety framework: vessel owner, Authorized Class Society, and the Coast Guard.
The lessons from this tragic event provide something for every maritime industry stakeholder to learn and improve upon.
As the lead agency of the U.
As a Coast Guard marine casualty investigator, he has conducted high-profile investigations for the Coast Guard, including the sinking of the SS El Faro.
He is the winner of the Coast Guard#s 2015 Sener Award for excellence in marine casualty investigations for his work examining the grounding of the drilling rig Kulluk in Alaskan waters in.
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