A fifth crew member of the sunken El Faro cargo ship was a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy.

Mitchell Kuflik, of Brooklyn, New York, graduated from the Castine-based school in 2011, the academy’s president, Bill Brennan said Thursday.

His full statement is below:

Dear MMA Community,

The list of the crew of the El Faro was released yesterday by TOTE Maritime and I regret to share with the Maine Maritime Academy family that another friend, colleague, and alumnus, Mitchell Kuflik, Class of 2011, was a member of the El Faro crew. The extended Academy community is grieving the loss of another mariner and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. The complete list of Maine Maritime Academy graduates who were aboard El Faro includes Mike Davidson, Class of 1988; Danielle Randolph, Class of 2005; Mitchell Kuflik, Class of 2011; Mike Holland, Class of 2012; and Dylan Meklin, Class of 2015. Our hearts are heavy. The outpouring of fellowship and support of the entire maritime family is felt here in Castine.

With Sadness,

Dr. Brennan

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