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El Faro’s VDR Recovery a Formidable Challenge

  The team of investigators and scientists on board Atlantis collaborated with investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) lab in Washington and determined that given the VDR’s proximity to the mast and other obstructions, recovery of the VDR cannot be accomplished with the equipment currently available on the ship. Video and photographic images revealed that the VDR appears ...

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