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The search for missing cargo ship El Faro, which sank near the Bahamas with 33 people on board, has been called off by the Coast Guard.

The 735ft cargo vessel and its crew have been missing since issuing a distress call on October 1.

Search planes have found debris including life jackets, containers and oil in the water, but only one body has been recovered.

It is not clear why the captain decided to lead the ship into waters near Hurricane Joaquin.

“We were very saddened to learn that no survivors have been found,” said Bella Dinh-Zarr, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).El Faro cargo ship sinking

The search officially ended on October 7 at sunset.

“They did all they could in this search effort… our crews and aircrafts flew repeatedly into that storm,” Coast Guard Captain Mark Fedor said on the same day.

An empty, heavily damaged life boat was also found.

The coast guard said it searched 70,000 sq nautical miles attempting to find the crew of 28 Americans and five Poles.

The El Faro ship, which was travelling from Florida to Puerto Rico, was taking on water before it sank according to the distress call.

Its owners, Tote Maritime, say the ship lost power after its engines broke down.

Tote Maritime, said two vessels it dispatched to the scene had found a container “which appears to be from the El Faro”.

In a statement it said the crew were “equipped to handle situations such as changing weather.”

Hurricane Joaquin brought heavy rains to the Bahamas, damaging a number of houses.

A state of emergency has been declared in South Carolina by President Barack Obama, as heavy rainfall is set to lead to more flooding over the weekend in many parts of the east coast.

It has been raining for much of the week, but a weather system connected to Hurricane Joaquin in the Caribbean is expected to make the situation worse.

It is regaining strength and has been reclassified as a Category 4 Storm.

Hurricane Joaquin, currently off the Bahamas, has winds of up to 155mph.South Carolina flooding Hurricane Joaquin

The storm is not expected to hit the eastern US, but the moisture associated with it is contributing to heavy rainfall, particularly in South Carolina.

The National Weather Service says parts of the state could see over 15 inches of rain by Sunday evening, October 4.

In the historic city centre of Charleston, many streets have been closed and sandbags have been piled up to keep floodwaters out.

“Where we normally are dealing with flooding for a few hours, we’re dealing with it in days here,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen told the Associated Press.

The emergency declared by President Barack Obama means state and local authorities can receive federal help to deal with the flooding.

On October 1, El Faro cargo ship went missing after sailing through Hurricane Joaquin off the Bahamas.


If you sign up for the Duck Commander Cruise before March 31st, then your excursion is FREE, Duck Dynasty’s Si Robertson announced on Facebook.

The new Duck Commander event will take place in Bahamas from October 22 to 26 and features Phil, Si, Miss Kay, Jep, Jessica, Alan and Lisa Robertson and their friend Justin Martin and John Godwin.Duck Commander Cruise 2015

The Duck Commander website describes the event:

“Are you ready to visit the Bahamas with the Robertsons? Join Phil, Miss Kay, Si and some of the Robertson family on a cruise adventure to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas.

Hear stories from Si, Jep, Martin and Godwin on what it’s like to work together each day, and you know that Si’s stories will be, well, told only as Si can tell them. There will be time to ask questions of some of the Robertsons on everything that you have wanted to know about their family. And we elected Phil “The President” on the last cruise, we can’t wait to hear what he’s got to say this year!

In addition to the Robertsons, there will be fun in the sun as we travel to some incredible ports!”

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Miley Cyrus ditched make-up and clothes on her holiday in the Bahamas as it shown in an Instagram photo.

Miley Cyrus, 20, has been in Hope Town on the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas since the weekend and posted the picture on Wednesday on her private Instagram account showing she has certainly got used to the island lifestyle.

Miley Cyrus ditched make-up and clothes on her holiday in the Bahamas

Miley Cyrus ditched make-up and clothes on her holiday in the Bahamas

In the image, taken by a friend, Miley Cyrus shows off her slender figure while sitting on a sun lounger in a black and white striped bandeau bikini.

She shunned make-up for the day at the beach but still spiked up her blonde cropped hair.

She did not forgo her manicure though, as the singer showed off some fierce red nails as she used her hand to shield her eyes from the sun.

The singer accessorized her look with a baseball cap from her brother Trace Cyrus’ clothing label Southern Made Hollywood Paid.

One accessory that was missing of course was her fiancé Liam Hemsworth.

According to Radaronline.com, Miley Cyrus is holidaying with friends, a woman and a “guy named Stephen and a girl”.

Twitter users confirmed that Miley Cyrus rented a cottage in the tropical paradise.


Miley Cyrus insists she is still engaged to Liam Hemsworth, but she continues to spark rumors that their relationship is on the rocks after reportedly jetting off to the Bahamas for a holiday without her fiancé.

Twitter user Brittainy Trevathan snapped Miley Cyrus at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge in Hope Town, on the Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas on Saturday, according to Radaronline.com.

Miley Cyrus, 20, was make-up free and dressed down, apparently with “a guy named Stephen and a girl”.

Other Twitter users confirmed that Miley Cyrus rented a cottage in the tropical paradise, but more for a place to relax than rage.

Miley Cyrus had enough action for a while at the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainbeau in Miami Beach last week.

She’s been heavily promoting her latest single We Can’t Stop.

Miley Cyrus was reportedly jetting off to the Bahamas for a holiday without her fiancé Liam Hemsworth

Miley Cyrus was reportedly jetting off to the Bahamas for a holiday without her fiancé Liam Hemsworth

During an interview on the SiriusXM Studios on Thursday, Miley Cyrus spoke about how excited she was about beating Justin Bieber’s VEVO record with her new single, thanking her fans for their support.

“They’re the ones that are getting [my We Can’t Stop music video] to be at 33 million views,” she said.

“Haters are going to hate, but haters are also going to click on your YouTube video to watch it, so I don’t really care. You helped me break the record. And if you were watching just to hate on me, now I hold the record, so I win.”

Miley Cyrus also revealed that the video clip for her new song is based on her life.

“The video is based on true events,” she said.

“Things that have happened to me in the past.”

She also gushed about her relationship status with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, which has long been the fodder of tabloid headlines, saying that their engagement was definitely still on.

“I’m wearing a ring, so. . .” she mused.

But the last time Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were last spotted together was on June 17, while on a date at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood to see Man Of Steel.

Meanwhile, Liam Hemsworth has been filming his latest feature Cut Bank in Edmonton, Canada, away from Miley Cyrus.

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Lenny Kravitz lived in a trailer for the last two years on the Eleuthera Island, [googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]  in Bahamas, where he was inspired to create his new album “Black and White America.”


Since he was a child, Lenny Kravitz used to change the house place. Therefore, the musician sold his New York house and lives in recreational vehicles, being ready to move wherever and whenever he wants.

Lenny Kravitz, 47, told Female First about his experience living in trailer on the Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, in the last two years. Eleuthera is Lenny’s mother birthplace and he found there the inspiration to create his new tropical album, “Black and White America.”


“I live in a trailer on the beach, low key with a dog, a hammock and a jeep I bought when my first album came out. I wake up at night hearing music, I hear it walking down the road in the trees, so it’s conducive to creativity.”


[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]Lenny Kravitz, who recently sold his New York house, finds Eleuthera as being the place where he feels “the most at home” and admits living in a trailer is more comfortable than in a house.

Lenny Kravitz was inspired for his new tropical album Black and White America while he stayed in a trailer on Bahamas beach.

Lenny Kravitz was inspired for his new tropical album Black and White America while he stayed in a trailer on Bahamas beach


“It is the place I feel the most at home. I’ve been there on and off since I was five and lived there the last two years.”


Currently, Lenny’s trailer is parked on the beach in Bahamas.

Lenny Kravitz has a permanent home in Paris, but he chooses to live in the trailer.


Lenny Kravitz- whose father is Jewish – said he grew up feeling good with being mixed race, but was shocked by people’s attitudes when he first launched his music career.

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Lenny explained:

“I had a very healthy childhood experience of being bi-racial. But when I first came out in the music industry I was always told I wasn’t black enough or white enough and I didn’t fit a box or category. I found that interesting. “

“But I’m not just one thing, and not many of us are.”