Undersea robots discover key clue to a mysterious shipwreck
Robots simply helped make clear a maritime tragedy. The US Coast Guard, Nationwide Transportation Security Board and Woods Gap Oceanographic have used each an autonomous underwater car (AUV) and a fiber-managed craft to discover the voyage knowledge recorder of the El Faro, a cargo ship that sank close to the Bahamas throughout Hurricane Joaquin final October. That is no imply feat when its stays are 15,000 ft deep, and the recorder is roughly the dimensions of a espresso can. The restoration shouldn’t solely assist clarify the precise circumstances of the El Faro’s remaining moments, however present some closure to the households of the 33 crew members that misplaced their lives.