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NTSB releases photos showing El Faro in final resting place

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) -

Federal investigators are considering launching another search of the wreckage of a freighter that sank Oct. 1 near the Bahamas.
    
The National Transportation Safety Board investigator Tom Roth-Roffy told The Associated Press the focus of any search would be the ship's voyage data recorder or "black box."
    
The 790-foot freighter El Faro sank after losing engine power and getting caught in a Category 4 hurricane en route from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thirty-three mariners were aboard.
    
The ship was found in 15,000 feet of water, its top two bridge decks detached.
    
Roth-Roffy says crews located one of the missing decks about a half-mile from the main part of the ship.
    
New images released by NTSB of the site show, among other things, a gaping hole in the El Faro's hull.

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