Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo

Coast Guard to release F/V Destination investigation report and final action memo
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard will release the fishing vessel Destination Marine Board of Investigation report and Final Action Memo, Sunday. This report identifies causal factors of the loss of the Destination and six crew members and the Final Action Memo is the Coast Guard Commandant’s response to the report. On Sunday, the report may also be accessed at: https://uscg.mil/foia/foia_library.asp. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard releases Final Action Memo regarding El Faro sinking

Coast Guard releases Final Action Memo regarding El Faro sinking
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard today released the Final Action Memo regarding the loss of the S.S. El Faro and its 33 crewmembers during a 2015 hurricane near Crooked Island, Bahamas. In the Final Action Memo, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul Zukunft, approves the findings of fact, analysis, and conclusions detailed in the Marine Board of Investigation’s Report of Investigation, essentially...

Coast Guard releases final report on 2010 helicopter crash in Utah

WASHINGTON — A loss of situational awareness by the pilot and a failure to take control of the aircraft by the copilot are the primary factors that caused the crash of a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter 55 miles outside Salt Lake City, Mar. 3, 2010, according to a Coast Guard final action memo released here, Monday. The memo also noted the pilots failed to plan for or adapt to flying over cold...

Coast Guard releases final report on 2009 San Diego boat collision

WASHINGTON — Failure by a Coast Guard boat operator to drive his boat in a safe manner consistent with standard navigation and operating procedures caused a boat collision that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured 10 other boaters, Dec. 20, 2009, during the San Diego Parade of Lights in San Diego Harbor, according to a Coast Guard final action memo released here, Thursday. The memo also outlined...

Coast Guard releases memo on findings of investigation into 2010 Great Lakes helicopter crash

WASHINGTON — A failure to maintain situational awareness while transitioning from a hover to forward flight are among four factors the Coast Guard says contributed to the crash of a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter on Lake Huron, April 20, 2010, according to a final action memo drafted here and released today. “Although no single factor caused this mishap, it is likely that it could have been avoided had...