Search ends as lost El Faro ship is identified

November 3, 2015 1:54 AM

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Search ends as lost El Faro ship is identified

Thirty-two days after the cargo ship El Faro went missing with a crew that included seven mariners with New England ties, a US naval search team has identified the vessel’s wreckage just east of the Bahamas, federal officials said Monday.

The 790-foot El Faro disappeared on Oct. 1 during the relentless 120-mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Joaquin.

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