U.S. Navy Believes to Have Found Wreckage of El Faro
Posted: Oct 31, 2015 10:50 PM CDT
(CNN) The wreckage of a cargo ship believed to be the El Faro has been located by a U.S. Navy search team in about 15,000 feet of water, the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday night.
The El Faro went missing near the Bahamas on October 1 during Hurricane Joaquin with 33 people on board.
"The target identified by Orion (side-scan radar) is consistent with a 790-foot cargo ship, which from sonar images appears to be in an upright position and in one piece," the NTSB said.
The Navy plans to send a remotely-operated underwater craft to investigate the wreckage on Sunday.