In 2015 “El Faro” a 241 m long ro-ro/container ship with all her crew of 33 persons became a victim of the Hurricane “Joaquin”. The tragedy happened not far from the United States coast. However, probably the best Search and Rescue Service Provider – USCG was unable to save even a single life. How could it be possible that horror movie scenario became a reality nowadays, with the vessel utilizing the best available technologies and operating under day by day increasing safety margins required by international maritime regulations, such as SOLAS, ISM code, and others?
Do you wish to know what went wrong on that doomed voyage?