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NTSB releases photos of ill fated cargo ship’s eerie resting place 15K feet beneath the sea


 

By Jason Dearen

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NTSB releases photos of ill fated cargo ship's eerie resting place 15K feet beneath the sea

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Federal investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank Oct. 1 near the Bahamas.

The National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tom Roth-Roffy told The Associated Press the focus of any search would be the ship’s voyage data recorder or “black box.”

The 790-foot (240-meter) freighter El Faro sank after losing engine power and getting caught in a Category 4 hurricane en route from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thirty-three mariners were aboard.

The ship was found in 15,000 feet (4,572 metres) of water, its top two bridge decks detached.

Roth-Roffy says crews located one of the missing decks about a half-mile from the main part of the ship.

New images released by NTSB of the site show a gaping hole in the ship’s hull.

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