The 735-foot cargo ship El Faro, which vanished off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, was carrying at least four Mainers, many of them graduates of Maine Maritime Academy.

The 790-foot cargo ship El Faro, which vanished off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin, was a “roll-on/roll-off” vessel, designed to carry trucks and other vehicles that are driven on and off the ship.
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