- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

JAY, Maine (AP) - A memorial service is being held for a Maine man who was a crew member on a cargo ship that sank in Hurricane Joaquin.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Pdfxrf ) that Michael Holland’s celebration of life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jay Community Building.

Holland was one of 33 people on board the El Faro cargo ship when it departed from Florida on Sept. 29. Family members have said three others are from Maine.

The El Faro lost power and went down in water east of the Bahamas on Oct. 1 while attempting to outrun Hurricane Joaquin on its regular route from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico.

The Wilton man was one of five Maine Maritime Academy graduates who died on the ship.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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