UPDATE 2: Coast Guard to hold press conference releasing El Faro investigation report

united states coast guard 

 News Release  

September 29, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Contact: Headquarters Public Affairs
Office: (202) 372-4630
After Hours: (202) 603-3281

UPDATE 2: Coast Guard to hold press conference releasing El Faro investigation report

WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard will release the S.S. El Faro Marine Board of Investigation report on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

This report identifies causal factors of the loss of the S.S. El Faro and 33 crew members. The report proposes safety recommendations for future actions to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 the report may be accessed at:


Coast Guard standard procedure and 46 USC 63 requires this type of report to be done for all marine casualties under Coast Guard authority.

“The most important thing to remember is that 33 people lost their lives in this tragedy. If adopted, we believe the safety recommendations in our report will improve safety of life at sea” said Capt. Jason Neubauer, chairman, El Faro Marine Board of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard with the full cooperation of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Press Briefing:

There will be a press briefing with Capt. Jason Neubauer, chairman, Marine Board of Investigation, on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.

Location: Outside Sector Jacksonville, 10426 Alta Drive. Jacksonville, Fl 32226

Date: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m.


For incliment weather the press conference will be moved inside the Sector Jacksonville building.


You will find the press conference live on periscope. Search @uscoastguard. The link will be posted @uscoastguard on Twitter.


Please R.S.V.P. by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017 by emailing Alana.L.Miller@uscg.mil