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Search off Bahamas for lost ship turns up debris, no answers

Search off Bahamas for lost US ship finds debris, oil sheen but no definitive answers

Search off Bahamas for lost ship turns up debris, no answers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is beginning its fifth day of searching near the Bahamas for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people missing since it encountered Hurricane Joaquin.

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said Monday that two cutters continued searching overnight for the 790-foot El Faro, and a C-130 aircraft was launched at dawn. Nash said a third cutter was on its way.

Searchers have found debris and clues but no definitive word on the fate of the vessel or those on board.

The vessel's owner said a container that appears to have come from the ship was found and a debris field was found that included what appeared to be pieces of container. Searchers also spotted an oil sheen and found a life ring from the El Faro.


Updated : 2021-09-27 12:36 GMT+08:00