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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wreckage of El Faro Believed Located

November 1, 2015

Cargo ship El Faro Photo USCG

Cargo ship El Faro Photo USCG

 

 Wreckage believed to be of the cargo ship El Faro, which was lost in Hurricane Joaquin in a sinking that claimed the lives of its 33 crew members, was discovered on Saturday at a depth of 15,000 feet, U.S. officials said in a statement.

A search team aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Apache discovered the wreckage using sonar equipment, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. The statement said officials planned to send a deep ocean remotely operated vehicle to confirm the identity of the wreckage on Sunday.

El Faro disappeared on Oct. 1 while en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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