US Navy to search for ship lost in storm

2015-10-19 17:00


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Miami - A US Navy vessel is leaving Virginia on a search for a missing cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Joaquin with 33 crew members on board.

The USNS Apache is carrying search equipment and investigators in an attempt to retrieve the data recorder from the ship "El Faro."

The cargo ship is believed to have sunk near Crooked Island in the southeastern Bahamas at the height of the storm. It was carrying cars and retail goods from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Naval Sea Systems Command spokesperson Chris Johnson said the Apache was scheduled to leave from the joint expeditionary base in Little Creek. It was to take about two days to reach the search area.

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