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US Navy IDs wreckage of El Faro

According to a CNN report late this morning, Navy spokesman Christopher Johnson stated the U.S. Navy has identified the cargo ship El Faro east of The Bahamas three miles below the surface. 

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CNN/WTCI News Channel 12
Monday, November 2, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Ben Brumfield and Steve Almasy

11:59 AM Nov 02 2015 (CNN)– The U.S. Navy, using a remotely controlled submersible operating almost 3 miles below the ocean’s surface, has identified the cargo ship El Faro, Navy spokesman Christopher Johnson said Monday.

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed the identification.


Search crews using sonar over the weekend found wreckage that appeared to resemble a 790-foot cargo ship in an upright position, the NTSB said. The Navy used a special sub, the CURV 21, to positively identify the wreckage as that of El Faro, Johnson said.

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