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NEWS - January, 2018

Jan 12

Bowditch Marine

The tragic loss of the U.S. cargo vessel El Faro along with its 33 member crew on October 1, 2015 led to the convening of a Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation tasked with determining as much as possible the cause(s) of the casualty. On October 1, 2017, the second anniversary of the casualty, the Marine Board released its report which is not final until approved by the Commandant. Deficiencies in the USCG Alternative Compliance Program were found to have played a major role in the incident.

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