NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:40 PM
The wreckage believed to be the El Faro, a container ship, has been found at a depth of 15,000 feet.
Naval crews have found the apparent wreckage of the El Faro, a cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin on its route from Jacksonville, Fla., to Puerto Rico.
Sonar equipment aboard the Apache detected what searchers believe is the 790-foot cargo ship at a depth of 15,000 feet Saturday afternoon, National Transportation Safety Board officials said.
The ship appears to be upright and in one piece, unreleased sonar images show.
The El Faro capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, 35 miles off of Crooked Island on Oct. 1, after its captain reported a hull breach and loss of propulsion. All 33 passengers on board the container vessel died.
The cargo ship capsized during its route through Hurricane Joaquin, killing all 33 crew members on board.
The Apache had been searching the last known location of the El Faro for signs of its data recorder without success, switching last week to sonar technology.
This is a developing story and will be updated.