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Coast Guard Searching for Missing El Faro

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  • While searching for the missing container ship El Faro, the Coast Guard located a deceased person in a survival suit.
  • The Coast Guard has also located a life boat life raft, life jackets, life rings, cargo containers, and an oil sheen.
  • Multiple Coast Guard crews continue to search for survivors from the El Faro.

U.S. Coast Guard crews continue searching for possible survivors from the container ship El Faro Monday, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin.

While searching in the vicinity of the ship’s last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas, the Coast Guard located a deceased person in a survival suit in the water.

A heavily damaged life boat with markings consistent with those on board the El Faro was also located. Additional items located include a partially submerged life raft, life jackets, life rings, cargo containers and an oil sheen were located by Coast Guard aircrews within a 225 square nautical mile search area.

Multiple crews from Coast Guard stations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Key West, Florida, and Portsmouth, Virginia, continue to search for survivors from the El Faro.

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