First photos of sunken El Faro cargo ship released, lost in Hurricane Joaquin

The National Transportation Safety Board released the first photos Sunday of the sunken El Faro cargo ship, which went down in last year’s Hurricane Joaquin.

The ship sits in about 15,000 feet of water, deeper than the Titantic, in the an area near Crooked Island, Bahamas.

A crew of 33 was lost when the ship sank Oct. 1 after losing power and listing 15 degrees while sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tom Roth-Roffy, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, told The Associated Press that none of the crew were found.

“There were no human remains found whatsoever, and no personal effects whatsoever,” Roth-Roffy said. “I think we found one boot.”

The NTSB is continuing the investigation but a key piece of evidence, the ship’s data recorder.
El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

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El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

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El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

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El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

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El Faro cargo ship is seen in 15,000 feet of water in first images released of the hurricane-damaged ship.

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