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ISM and the Sinking of the SS El Faro

June 25, 2018

By Alfred Kuffler

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its report of its investigation into the sinking of the SS El Faro in October 2015 during Hurricane Joaquin. In the course of its broad analysis, reviewed not only company operations and its ISM program, but also regulatory and class oversight, together with activities of U. S. government agencies such as NOAA and the Federal Communications Commission.

This memo will address the Board’s examination and critique of the safety management system.

To view the memo, click here.