El Faro. TOTE Maritime Archive Photo via elfaroincident.com


Pray for El Faro.

That phrase has been whispered over and over in our hearts for the past 3 days. But so far, the ship – with 33 crew aboard – has not yet been found.

Contact was lost last Thursday with El Faro, a 790-foot Ro-Ro/cargo ship caught in the wrath of Hurricane Joaquin while en route to San Juan, PR.

Since then, U.S Coast Guard and U.S. Navy rescue teams have searched more than 30,000 square-miles for the ship. Saturday night, USCG search and rescue crews located a life-ring from the missing ship approx. 75 miles northeast of the ship’s last known position.

100 knot winds and 20-40 foot swells continue to affect search efforts.

See the latest update from the USCG here… and keep praying they will all be found safe and sound.