Sunken Cargo Ship El Faro Found According To National Transportation Safety Board

By  //  October 31, 2015

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U.S. Navy will deploy remotely-operated vehicle

ABOVE VIDEO: The wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro that was lost October 1 during Hurricane Joaquin has been located by the U.S. Navy in about 15,000 feet of water, 35 miles northeast of Crooked Island in the Bahamas, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NBC News video)

The wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro that was lost October 1 during Hurricane Joaquin has been located by the U.S. Navy in about 15,000 feet of water, 35 miles northeast of Crooked Island in the Bahamas, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The 790-foot El Faro, which had 33 people on board and according to the NTSB, sonar images show the ship to be in an upright position and in one piece.

The Navy will now deploy a remotely-operated vehicle to dive on the ship wreck on Sunday.

The El Faro, which was bound for Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida.

In a recorded call, the ship’s captain reported a marine emergency and that the ship had lost its main propulsion unit.

The Coast Guard will suspend the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro at sunset Wednesday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. (MarineTraffic.com image)

The wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro that was lost October 1 during Hurricane Joaquin has been located by the U.S. Navy in about 15,000 feet of water, 35 miles northeast of Crooked Island in the Bahamas, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.(MarineTraffic.com image)


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