(NEWSER) – The Coast Guard has not been able to reestablish contact with an American cargo ship that disappeared near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin after taking on water and losing power, Action News Jacksonville reports.
There are 28 US citizens and five Polish nationals on board. The 735-foot El Faro left Jacksonville Tuesday bound for Puerto Rico, according to a press release from owners TOTE Maritime. The company lost contact with the ship Thursday. The last report from the El Faro said crews had contained flooding, but the ship had a 15-degree list and no propulsion, Action News reports.