NEWS FLASH: El Faro 'black box' found
The National Transportation Safety Board hopes to recover the voyage data recorder and use it in the agency's investigation into why the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel sank last fall, claiming the lives of 33 crew members on board.
By Chris Dupin |Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has located the voyage data recorder (VDR) or "black box" of the sunken cargo ship El Faro , which sank last fall resulting in the death of all 33 crew members, according to a statement from the agency Tuesday.
The next step in the ongoing investigation is to determine how the VDR can be retrieved.
NTSB is hoping that information from the device will help them understand why the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel sank.
The VDR was located early Tuesday morning in 15,000 feet of water, about 41 miles (36 nautical miles) northeast of Acklins and Crooked Islands, Bahamas, by a team of investigators and scientists using remotely operated undersea search equipment....