New discovery to provide clarity in El Faro shipwreck

The recovery of a data recorder from cargo vessel El Faro, which sank in October 2015, could take the investigation of the shipwreck a step forward, writes Reuters.

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Why did El Faro sink on October first 2015 with 33 crew members on board in a hurricane near the Bahamas?

The answer to that question has now moved closer after the data recorder was salvaged from the wreck of the container vessel El Faro. The data recorder is the equivalent of the black box on a plane and could contain important information about the ship's fate during the hurricane, informs the US National Transportation Safety Board according to Reuters.

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