December 14, 2017

The US National Transportation Safety Board has issued a video which explains the facts and findings of the sinking of Tote’s con-ro S.S. EL FARO on 1 October 2015.
The deadliest shipping disaster involving a U.S.-flagged vessel in more than 30 years was seemingly caused by a captain’s failure to avoid sailing into a hurricane despite numerous opportunities to route a course away from hazardous weather.
The ship was en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico and sank on 1 October 2015, in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Joaquin, taking the lives of all 33 aboard.