Inforum.com reports that the United States Coast Guard has responded to a distress signal put out by El Faro, a 735-foot cargo ship.

El Faro was on its way to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida when it presumably became caught in the midst of Joaquin, a violent category 4 hurricane which is currently sweeping through the Bahamas.

El Faro has a 33-member crew aboard.

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