Obama Offers Condolences After El Faro Disaster

October 7, 2015 11:45 PM

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered his condolences to the families of 33 mariners who are presumed to have lost their lives after the cargo ship they were in apparently sank amid Hurricane Joaquin last week.

There were 28 Americans and five Polish nationals aboard the container ship the El Faro when the vessel lost communication last Thursday near the Bahamas as the hurricane battered the islands.

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