USNS Apache (T-ATF-172). US Navy photo via wikipedia.


The U.S. Navy will send a ocean tug vessel, equipped with listening devices and sonar to search for the “black box” or voyage data recorder from the missing cargo ship El Faro. [Reuters]

USNS Apache will search an area of 100 square miles just off Crooked Island in the southern Bahamas, according to Navy officials.

Navy Divers are lowered from the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jayme Pastoric/Released. Via wikipedia


Reuters: The 226-foot (69 meters) Apache is carrying diving and salvage experts, as well as a team from the NTSB and the American Bureau of Shipping, responsible for marine inspections.

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