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The Coast Guard says it found the body of one crew member from a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank during a hurricane off the Bahamas. The Coast Guard says it found the body of one crew member from a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank during a hurricane off the Bahamas.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The U.S. Coast Guard is working tirelessly to scour thousands of miles of ocean as they search for any sign of the missing cargo ship El Faro.

There were 33 men and women on board the ship, including 28 Americans when it disappeared Thursday near the Bahamas.

Authorities say, the El Faro and its crew left Jacksonville Tuesday night and were expected to arrive in San Juan on Friday.

The last known transmission from the crew was Thursday when they reported that the ship had lost propulsion and was listing to the side.

Coast Guard officials announced Monday morning that they believe the vessel was lost at sea as Hurricane Joaquin was taking hold.

During the search on Sunday, human remains were discovered in a survival suit, but they were unidentifiable.

Coast Guard officials say they remain hopeful that survivors will be found.

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