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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2016, 05:19:00 pm »

El Faro VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) transcripts:

http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/document.cfm?docID=447547&docketID=58116&mkey=92109

The end got me very emotional. Sad

Tragic, but fascinating stuff.
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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2018, 11:59:35 pm »

New York's "Vanity Fair" is not where one normally looks for a well-written shipping story, but this re-telling by William Langewiesche of the tragic events of October 2015 as recorded on EL FARO's bridge VDR is a most worthy exception.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/inside-el-faro-the-worst-us-maritime-disaster-in-decades

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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2018, 02:03:09 pm »

Indeed a good article.
Looking at how it all started (choosing the route and what possible influenced the decision from the Masters side) and what then all happened during the trip, the seemingly none consideration of weather information or at least applying the information timely is kind of fascinating to me. What struck me most, that neither the officers on the bridge nor the Master at any time really were aware what track the hurricane took and reacted accordingly.
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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