The Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) recently departed Norfolk, Virginia, to begin searching for wreckage from the missing U.S. Flagged merchant vessel El Faro. The ship is deploying to a search area northeast of Crooked Island in the Bahamas island chain, which is the last known location of the vessel. The initial search area is 100 square miles. The crew will be joined by a team from the Navy's Supervisor of Diving and Salvage. For more information on the equipment they will be operating, please see the following fact sheets: CURV 21 and P-3C ORION.
Navy Searches for El Faro Wreckage
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