The combination Container / RORO ship El Faro was lost with all hands, on the morning of October 1st, 2015, off the Bahamas, close to the Northwest eye wall of Category 3 hurricane Joaquin. The Marine Forensic Engineering practice at CSRA was hired by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) working in close cooperation with the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (USCG-MSC), to perform dynamic analyses of the events leading up to the sinking. This paper describes the broad range of work and analyses performed as the investigation moved through three phases, and the eventual results.
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A Marine Forensic Analysis of the Sinking of SS El Faro
Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, October 2018.
Paper Number: SNAME-SMC-2018-067
Published: October 24 2018
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Kery, Sean M., Adams, Jared, and Sean M. Kery. "A Marine Forensic Analysis of the Sinking of SS El Faro." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, October 2018.
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