In Photos: El Faro Hearings

A lifering from the El Faro (all images courtesy USCG MBI)

By MarEx 2016-02-29 21:11:44

The last two weeks’ Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearings into the loss of the ro/ro El Faro included many visual exhibits for those in the room observing and testifying. A selection of the imagery and diagrams released to the media are included below as a further resource for the community. The full set is available from the USCG here.

File image, courtesy TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

El Faro’s previous tracklines and final trackline on Puerto Rico route

Final trackline (debris field found at red triangle)

Path of Hurricane Joaquin 

Hurricane Joaquin as seen from space (GOES imagery courtesy NOAA)

Search patterns October 3

Surface conditions seen from SAR aircraft, October 3

Wreckage from an El Faro lifeboat

El Faro survival suit, found empty

Panel from a reefer container


Shipboard condition exhibits

Cargo securing d-ring on sister ship El Yunque

D-ring, detail, El Yunque

Container deck cargo arrangements, El Yunque

Lifeboat and davit, El Yunque