31 Americans among the crew on cargo ship missing in Hurricane Joaquin

October 2, 2015 10:00 PM

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The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a lost cargo ship with 33 people aboard, including 31 Americans, as Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin slams the Bahamas.

Officials said the 735-foot ship, known as El Faro, was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida. They said they received notification that the ship had lost power around 7 a.m. ET Thursday near Crooked Island in the eastern Bahamas, one of the islands most battered by the storm...

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