Investigators in the U.S. are considering another underwater search for the ‘black box’ of a freighter, the El Faro, that sank in October near the Bahamas.
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Tom Roth-Roffy, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, told The Associated Press that a weeks-long search found one of the El Faro’s missing decks, but not the mast where the ship’s voyage data recorder was attached.
The agency on Sunday released video of the ship in its final resting place.
The El Faro sank on Oct. 1 after losing engine power and getting caught in a Category 4 hurricane while sailing from Jacksonville in Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
There were 33 mariners aboard and no survivors.
Roth-Roffy said the NTSB would need to launch a second search of the wreckage 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) below the sea if it wants to find the data recorder, which would have recorded the captain’s final transmissions.
They are still determining if and when such a search would occur.
The video of the sunken ship shows a breach in the Faro’s hull and its main navigation tower is missing.
Story by the Associated Press