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U.S. Coast Guard posts Final Action Memo on El Faro Report of Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard has posted the Final Action Memo for the Report of Investigation compiled by the Marine Board of Investigation on the loss of 33 mariners and the U.S. cargo ship El Faro.

The Final Action Memo includes detailed commentary by U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, as well as action statements and analysis on each of the Marine Board of Investigation's 31 safety recommendations, four administrative recommendations, and one enforcement recommendation.

Enclosure (1) of the Final Action Memo includes the U.S. Coast Guard's responses to many of the 59 comments received on the Report of Investigation published by the Coast Guard.

The opening paragraph of the Final Action Memo states: "The record and the report of the Formal Investigation convened to investigate the subject casualty have been reviewed. The record and the report, including the findings of fact, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations are approved subject to the following comments and the enclosure."

The complete Final Action Memo can be downloaded via either of the following links: https://tinyurl.com/y9rawm9q or https://media.defense.gov/.


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