A cargo ship called the El Faro has vanished in the Bermuda Triangle near the Crooked Island, Bahamas. The ship had 28 Americas aboard along with three Polish crew members. The El Faro, which was carrying cars, left Florida and was destined for San Juan, Puerto Rico when it went missing in the infamous Bermuda Triangle as Hurricane Joaquin slammed the area. The ship sent out a distress signal noting it had lost power and was taking on water before all communication was lost.
The Daily Mail reported that a cargo ship carrying vehicles and a 33-man crew went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The ship went missing on Friday as Hurricane Joaquin battered the Bahamas. The ship, which was located near the Crooked Island, Bahamas, sent a distress signal informing rescue crews that they had lost power and were taking on water due to the powerful storm.
The US Coast Guard has sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft to search for the ship in distress. However, as of Saturday morning, there is still no sign of the El Faro or any crew members.
According to NBC News, the Coast Guard has not found any signs of the El Faro or any of its crew members. With Hurricane Joaquin out of the area, the Coast Guard had hoped to find the missing cargo ship. However, the 735-foot vessel remains missing. The report indicates that some 850 square nautical miles were searched yesterday to no avail. The search continues today.
The company that owns the missing cargo ship says that the crew members are their top priority right now. Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of ship owner TOTE, says that he has been in communication with the crew members’ families and that they will do everything “humanly possible” to ensure a safe return of the crew.
When discussing the crew’s capability in such a strong storm, the company noted that the crew’s captain was highly experienced having spent more than 20 years at the sea. They called the captain a “man of incredible experience.”
It is not known exactly why the ship lost power…