El Faro sinking illustrated digest released by NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a 16-page illustrated digest that summarizes the critical events and decisions that led to the 2015 sinking of El Faro and the loss of all 33 crewmembers.

The digest also synopsizes the more than 60 recommendations issued throughout the NTSB’s investigation of the sinking. The infographics and summary make for an easy-to-read digest, compared with the thousands of pages that comprise the NTSB’s final report and associated investigative documents, while still imparting potentially lifesaving information to NTSB stakeholders, the agency said.

The full accident report, available at www.ntsb.gov, remains the agency’s definitive document on its investigation of the sinking, but the digest provides an overview of the landmark marine accident and a review of what government and industry can do to prevent such an accident from happening again.

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David Krapf

David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.

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