28 Americans aboard ship missing off Bahamas after hurricane

October 3, 2015 12:18 PM

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The U.S. Coast Guard scoured Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away from the sprawling archipelago Saturday.

The 735-foot ship named El Faro had taken on water and was listing at 15 degrees near Crooked Island, one of the islands most battered by the hurricane. The Coast Guard said it hadn't been able to re-establish communication with the vessel, which was traveling from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan, P...

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