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NTSB releases pictures, video of El Faro wreckage

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 07:52:30-05

The National Transportation Safety Board has released video and pictures of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.

The ship sank last October after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin while on its way to San Juan. All 33 mariners on board the ship died.

The incident is considered the worst maritime disaster in nearly 50 years.

The ship was found in about 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas by the Norfolk-based USNS Apache nearly a month after it sank.

The NTSB hopes to find the ships black box, which could contain more information on the fatal incident.

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