El Faro cargo ship's sunken wreckage possibly found 'in one piece' by sonar

November 1, 2015 2:24 AM

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WASHINGTON — A search team using sophisticated scanning sonar has found the wreckage of a vessel believed to be the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing with 33 crewmembers Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said late Saturday.

The federal agency issued a statement that searchers aboard the USNS Apache, a Navy vessel contracted for the search, said they believed they located wreckage of the ship at 1:36 p.m. EDT Saturday at a depth of about 15,000 feet of water in the vicinity of the ship's last known position. The stateme...

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