VIDEO: NTSB Releases Underwater Footage of El Faro
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket of the sunken cargo ship El Faro and released underwater images and video of the vessel as part of its continuing investigation into the sinking.
The US flagged ship, owned by Sea Star Line, LLC, and operated by TOTE Services, went missing on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin and was located on Oct. 31 in about 15,000 feet of water in the vicinity of its last known position near Crooked Island, Bahamas.
Twenty-eight US crewmembers and five Polish workers were on board.
The material released includes nine underwater photos and more than 47 minutes of video from CURV-21, the remotely operated vehicle used to document the wreckage and debris field.
The following video shows excerpts from what has been captured.