Navy, NTSB Confirm: Wreckage Is El Faro

Now the search sub is on the lookout for the ship's data recorder
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Navy, NTSB Confirm: Wreckage Is El Faro
This undated photo provided by TOTE Maritime shows the cargo ship El Faro.   (TOTE Maritime via AP)

On Saturday, the US Navy found what it believed to be the wreckage of the El Faro cargo ship that went missing in Hurricane Joaquin last month; on Monday, that news transitioned to proof positive, per a Navy spokesman, CNN reports. The affirmative identification was confirmed by the National Transportation Safety Board on Twitter, the AP adds. Crew on the USNS Apache had been working since Sunday to positively identify the cargo ship, using a special CURV-21 submarine equipped with recording equipment. Next on the sub's to-do list: find the El Faro's data recorder, CNN notes. (Meanwhile, the ship's owner says the wreck wasn't its fault.)

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