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El Faro Investigation — Questions About the Deadly Course

Why did Captain Michael Davidson set a course that brought his ship, El Faro, into the path of Hurricane Joaquin last October with tragic results? That question, for which we many never have a fully satisfactory answer, has been at the core … Continue reading

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The Wreck of El Faro — NTSB Video from 60 Minutes

The news program 60 Minutes broadcast National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) footage of the wreck of El Faro last night. The TOTE Ro/Ro was lost with all 33 aboard in Hurricane Joaquin in October. The footage is striking and … Continue reading

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TOTE Orders New LNG Powered Container Ships and Conversions – Largest LNG Powered Ships in the World

In December, Totem Ocean Transport Express (TOTE) ordered two new LNG powered container ships from NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.   Late last month they also signed a contract with NASSCO to convert two existing roll-on/roll-off ships to LNG fuel. … Continue reading

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