05 January 2016

El Faro Shipwreck Video; 2015 Youth Worlds Highlights, Sailing Videos

El Faro wreckage - video released by US NTSB:

Video documentation of the El Faro wreckage and associated debris field from the CURV-21 remotely operated vehicle. Published on Jan 3, 2016 - As part of its continuing investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean in October, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket and released underwater images and video of the vessel.

The US flagged ship, owned by Sea Star Line, LLC, and operated by TOTE Services, went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin and was located on Oct. 31, 2015, in about 15,000 feet of water in the vicinity of its last known position near Crooked Island, Bahamas. Twenty-eight US crewmembers and five Polish workers were on board.

The images on the El Faro investigation that the NTSB has released, including the nine underwater photos published in the accident docket today, are available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/sets/72157659149033059.

The El Faro docket is available at http://go.usa.gov/c5vYV. Additional information and resources are available on the NTSB’s webpage for the El Faro accident investigation:http://go.usa.gov/3Smre.

See also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: The Final Voyage of El Faro, Questions, Few Answers

Below: 2015 Youth Worlds - Video Highlights

Video Playlist above: Highlights - 29er, 420, Laser, RS:X, SL16, - 2015 Youth Worlds - Langkawi, Malaysia | 27 Dec - 3 Jan - more info here: isafyouthworlds.com
Final Results here: isafyouthworlds.com/results
 #YouthSailing #2015YouthWorlds @youthworlds

Jules Verne Trophy - Jan 4, 2016 updates:
IDEC SPORT SAILING | FRANCIS JOYON: “IT’S GOING TO BE FAIRLY VIOLENT”: "4 January 2016 Right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Francis Joyon and his men are giving it their all for this final battle, clocking up supersonic speeds. In four days, they are expected to cross the line off Ushant. But before that, they have some rough weather ahead…"
Spindrift 2 - DAY 44 | Jules Verne: "Our goal has always been to cross the finish line, finish the work we started on November 22 and complete the circle on this voyage around the world. Nothing has changed. Our routing indicates that we are expected to cross the line on January 8 in the middle of the day, leaving us 36-48 hours, or more than 1,000 miles behind Banque Populaire V."

Jules Verne Trophy LIVE Tracking: 
#julesvernetrophy #spindrift2 #idecsport 

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