We have experienced a few big stories in the maritime and offshore industries in 2015. Here are the best picks for the headlines in year 2015.
El Faro Tragedy
On October 1, 2015, the 40-year-old American cargo ship El Faro went missing after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin as it sailed from Florida to Puerto Rico. After days of searching, it was determined that the ship sank with the loss of all 33 crew members. The vessel was eventually found in about 15,000 feet of water off the Bahamas with the navigation bridge torn off and no sign of the VDR. The National Transportation Safety Board is set to release some new material from its investigation into the accident in early January. The tragedy is considered the worst maritime disaster in the U.S. in over 30 years.
Panama Canal Cracks
A crack seen in the “step”, or sill, of a chamber…
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