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Search Resumes for El Faro Black Box in Very, Very Deep Water

Last November, we posted that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had ended its search for the El Faro‘s Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), the so-called “black box,” which might have provided answers to questions about the sinking of the 790-foot … Continue reading

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El Faro Search Ends — Black Box Not Found

We know that the ro/ro El Faro sank with all hands after it lost power in the path of Hurricane Joaquin in early October. The captain reported a hull breach. All 33 crew were lost.  We may never know too … Continue reading

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Report: Black Box Not Functioning, Watertight Doors Open When Costa Concordia Hit the Rocks

Extremely disturbing news coming out of Italy regarding the Costa Concordia, which ran aground and sank off the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012 with the deaths of at least 30 passengers. If the reports prove to be true, the ship was sailing with open watertight … Continue reading

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The Costa Concordia’s “Black Box” – A Look at Voyage Data Recorders

What really happened on the Costa Concordia in the final hours leading up to and following her grounding and sinking off Giglio on January 13, 2012?  The first step in definitively answering that question began in early March when an Italian judge … Continue reading

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Remora ROV fishes out Air France Black Box

My first thought was if that is a remora there must be quite a shark out there someplace. Obviously a different type of remora.  The Remora 6000 is a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that can operate at depths up to 6,000 meters.   … Continue reading

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