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Coast Guard officials confirmed Monday the U.S.-based cargo ship lost at sea in the Caribbean after hitting stormy Hurricane Joaquin weather likely was sunk.
Twenty-eight Americans and five Polish nationals were aboard the El Faro ship, and authorities will continue to search for them, the Hill reported.
Coast Guard Capt. Mark Federo said airborne officials already found one body amid a massive collection of debris and spilled oil.
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Coast Guard officials have been searching for the ship for days, facing down 100 mile-per-hour winds on Saturday. Sunday’s weather was much balmier and clearer and rescue crews were able to find life jackets and ship containers in the sea.
El Faro’s carried 400 containers and 300 trailers and cars.
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