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The Coast Guard announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 that the El Faro has been lost. They are still searching for survivors. (TOTE Maritime via AP)
The Coast Guard announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 that the El Faro has been lost. They are still searching for survivors. (TOTE Maritime via AP)
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It will take investigators many weeks, maybe months, to figure out exactly what happened to the U.S. cargo ship, El Faro, which apparently lost power before Hurricane Joaquin battered it for many hours, causing it to sink near the Bahamas.

Search teams continue to hunt for survivors, after spotting one unidentified body in a survival suit. They also found a heavily damaged lifeboat with no one aboard.

The 33-member crew included five New Englanders, including Keith Griffin of Winthrop and four others from Maine.

Two of the crew members were graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod, which trains its cadets for storms and rough seas.

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Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzbard's Bay.

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Here & Now: Coast Guard: Missing U.S. Cargo Ship Did Sink

  • The U.S. Coast Guard says El Faro, the U.S.-based cargo ship that has been missing for the past five days, did in fact sink off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin. A search and rescue crew spotted one body amid the debris, and the search continues for 32 other crew members.

This segment aired on October 6, 2015.

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