Missing Container Ship Often Docked in Baltimore

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Hurricane Joaquin didn’t cause as much trouble as it might have in Baltimore, but it wreaked havoc elsewhere. El Faro, a cargo ship that regularly docked in Baltimore, has gone missing in the Bahamas, with 33 crew members on board.

Regular visitors to the harbor might remember seeing the container ship docked there. The ship was caught in the category 4 hurricane over the weekend and then went silent. On Sunday afternoon, the Coast Guard announced that they found a 225 square mile debris field not far from where the ship was last sighted, though they have not yet confirmed that the debris comes from El Faro. At least one of the missing crew members, Frank Hamm, is from Baltimore.

The storm has moved on, which should make it easier to search for the missing 790-foot ship.



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