NTSB scheduled to meet in December to determine probable cause of El Faro sinking

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The following is excerpted from an article released by the National Transportation Safety Board. The complete article with links to information about the NTSB investigation is available online.

WASHINGTON (Sept. 12, 2017) - The National Transportation Safety Board plans to meet Dec. 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. to determine the probable cause of the October 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in the Atlantic Ocean.

In addition to determining the probable cause of the sinking and any factors that may have contributed to the accident, the Board is expected to vote on recommendations to address safety issues uncovered during the investigation.

The meeting is scheduled to be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, D.C., beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET Dec. 12. The board meeting is open to the public and media and will be webcast live at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org.

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