El Faro Resources

 Figure 60. Righting arm curves for El Faro, with annotated downflooding angles. Downflooding
angles are indicated at various points on curves for convenience; they do not represent values
used in righting-arm calculations. (Illustration by Coast Guard Marine Safety Center)

Below diagram is from the Coast Guard's final report - It shows the El Faro's righting arm at departure in red. For comparison is a typical cargo vessel.

This next diagram (below) is also the righting arm of the El Faro from CG report with wind / flooding.

The info below is a work in progress

NTSB Public Meeting of December 12, 2017 (preliminary report)

El Faro VDR Transcript2

United States Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation Report

Marine Board of Investigation Hearings:

Marine Board of Investigation Hearing 1 Day 1 Transcript1

16 February 2016
WIT: Phillip Morrell - Vice President of Marine Operations Commercial.

Hearing 1 Day 2 Transcript1
17 February 2016
WIT: Philip H. Greene - President of Tote Services Incorporated.

Hearing 1 Day 32
18 February 2016
Capt Loftfield - Capt of El Yunque page 1- page 37
Second mate Baird - previous voyage 2nd Mate of El Faro p 37 - p 103
Capt Loftfield p 38 to End

Hearing 1 Day 41
19 February 2016
WIT: Jim Fisker- Andersen, Port Engineer, Tote Services Incorporated. Begin to p 89
Mr. Berrios - Second Officer aboard Isla Bella on Tote Maritime.p 90 to p 136
Tony Callaway with PORTUS. (shore side cargo loading / lashing ) P 136 to end

Hearing 1 Day 51
20 February 2016
Mr. Johnathan Lawrence, Tote Services Incorporated, Manager of Safety and Operations. - Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Begin to p -110
Ronald Rodriguez, terminal manager p-110 to p168
Mr. Donald Matthews, Marine Operations Manager. p-169 to end

Hearing 1 Day 6
22 February 2016
Captain John Warner Mauger Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center. Begin to p 109
Captain Kyle McAvoy, Chief of the Office of commercial vesselcompliance at Coast Guard Headquarters. P 109 to end

Hearing 1 Day 73
23 February 2016
Mr. James Robinson, former Chief Engineer of the El Faro. Begin to p 109
Walker able seaman maintenance p 109 to p 138
Captain Todd Coggeshall, the Seventh Coast Guard District Director of Inciden Management. p-139 to end

Hearing 1 Day 8
24 February 2016
Matthew Cadmon unit controller and situation unit controller for the Coast Guard Seventh District in Miami Florida. Begin to p 57
57 to 130 VDR experts
Vagts Chief Mate Isla Bella p 130 to end

Hearing 1 Day 92
25 February 2016
Torres, former Chief Mate on the El Faro Begin to p 88
Beisner Sector Jacksonville as a Marine Inspection Apprentice and also Port State Control Branch Chief. P 89 to p 109
Mr. Luke Laakso, Walashek boiler inspector P 110 to end

Hearing 1 Day 101
26 February 2016
Louis Charles O’Donnell, Assistant Chief Surveyor of the Americas Division for ABS. Begin to p 118
Mr. Tim Neeson, Port Engineer, Tote Services Incorporated. p 119 to End

VDR Transcipts1

El Faro Marine Board of Investigation Document Library3

Main page

Docket page1

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