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Black box of sunken ship El Faro found

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Roberto Galea 10.08.2016 13:20
A search party has recovered the black box of the El Faro cargo ship, which sank near the Bahamas in October 2015, killing all 33 people on board, including five Poles.
The El Faro data recorder recovered on Monday. Photo: ntsb.govThe El Faro data recorder recovered on Monday. Photo: ntsb.gov

The El Faro was a US-flagged cargo ship which sank during a hurricane. The voyage data recorder was successfully recovered on Monday, said the US-based National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

“The recovery of the recorder has the potential to give our investigators greater insight into the incredible challenges that the El Faro crew faced,” said NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart.

“But it’s just one component of a very complex investigation. There is still a great deal of work to be done in order to understand how the many factors converged that led to the sinking and the tragic loss of 33 lives.”

Container ship El Faro, operated by American firm Tote Services, was engulfed by Hurricane Joaquin on 1 October, while sailing from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. (rg/pk)

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