Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Feds to Resume Search for Sunken El Faro's Data Recorder

by The Associated Press /

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

The National Transportation Safety Board is resuming its search for the data recorder of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.

IMAGE: Stern of the El Faro
The stern of the cargo ship El Faro, which sank during a hurricane in October.National Transportation Safety Board

The 790-foot freighter sank last October after losing engine power and getting caught in a major hurricane en route from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

All 33 aboard died.In a statement Sunday, NTSB officials say their goal is to find the data recorder and "better document the wreckage to help determine exactly why and how the ship sank."

The latest search effort will begin Monday when a "research vessel" departs from Charleston, S.C., and heads to the wreckage site near the Bahamas. The ship was found in 15,000 feet of water, its top two bridge decks detached.

Investigators will use an underwater vehicle to help locate the data recorder.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news