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Missing data recorder for sunken cargo ship El Faro is found

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that its investigators had found the missing data recorder belonging to El Faro, the hulking cargo ship that sank last fall with 33 crew members on board.

Investigators had already found the sunken ship and debris on the ocean floor, but had not found the recorder, which they believe holds clues to the final hours of the El Faro.

“Finding an object about the size of a basketball almost three miles under the surface of the sea is a remarkable achievement,” Christopher A. Hart, chairman of the NTSB, said in a statement Tuesday.

Click here for the full report by The Washington Post.