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Overconfident captain and outdated vessel caused El Faro shipwreck

There were multiple causes behind the worst shipwreck in over 30 years in US shipping, when El Faro sank with 33 crew members on board. But the final accident report centers on an allegedly overconfident captain.

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An overconfident and an allegedly reckless captain, outdated weather data and a crew without sufficient training, all on board a vessel, more than 40 years of age, which did not meet current standards.

This sums up the causes of the worst shipwreck in US shipping in over 30 years, according to the final accident report, presented by the National Transportation Safety Board in the US.

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