US Navy Discovers Wreckage Of El Faro Cargo Ship
Wreckage discovered by the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic Ocean has been confirmed as that of El Faro, a cargo ship that disappeared on Oct. 1.By Grant Suneson | November 2, 2015
The U.S. Navy has identified the wreckage from the merchant ship El Faro, which sank Oct. 1 near the Bahamas on its way from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico. All 33 people on board are presumed dead.
Search crews, using a remote control submersible, located a large object the National Transportation Safety Board said "is consistent with a 790-foot cargo ship" like El Faro.
Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor told CNN the ship's main propulsion systems failed, stranding the vessel in the path of the Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin. "It's a very dire situation, a very challenging situation even for the most experienced mariner."