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 report of investigation of the sinking of the tall ship Bounty

Coast Guard releases report of investigation of the sinking of the tall ship Bounty
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Coast Guard released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship Bounty, during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The findings in the report conclude that a combination of faulty management and crew risk assessment procedures contributed to the sinking. Specifically,...

Coast Guard releases report of investigation into the grounding of the modu Kulluk

Coast Guard releases report of investigation into the grounding of the modu Kulluk
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Thursday released the report of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the grounding of the mobile offshore drilling unit Kulluk on the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska, Dec. 31, 2012. A series of events contributed to the causal factors that resulted in the grounding of the Kulluk, with the most significant factor being the inadequate assessment...

Coast Guard releases review of Mexico’s report of investigation on sinking of the passenger vessel Erik

Coast Guard releases review of Mexico’s report of investigation on sinking of the passenger vessel Erik
Washington, DC – The U.S. Coast Guard today released its review of Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation report of investigation of the passenger vessel Erik sinking that claimed eight lives in 2011. On July 3, 2011, Passenger Vessel Erik capsized and sank in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico during rough weather conditions.  The sport fishing tour boat carried...

Coast Guard releases report on sinking of Alaska Ranger

A life raft from the fishing vessel Alaska Ranger floats in the Bering Sea after the survivors were rescued by the Coast Guard. US Coast Guard photo WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard released Wednesday its final report of the investigation into the March 23, 2008, sinking of the fish-processing vessel Alaska Ranger and the subsequent loss of five of the 47 people aboard the ship. The Alaska Ranger sank...