Search on for ‘black box’ in wreckage believed to be El Faro

November 1, 2015 10:14 PM

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Search on for ‘black box’ in wreckage believed to be El Faro

MIAMI — Sonar indicates that the wreckage believed to be the cargo ship El Faro landed upright on the ocean floor, which may aid efforts to recover the ship’s voyage data recorder, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Sunday.

“The ship will certainly not be recovered; the ship is going to stay there. The containers are too deep to do any kind of recovery mission,” said Peter Knudsen, NTSB spokesman. “If human remains are encountered, an attempt would be made to recover them.”

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