- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A fifth Maine Maritime Academy alumnus was a member of the crew of a cargo ship that stalled and sank in the winds of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the school.

Academy President William Brennan said Thursday that Mitchell Kuflik, class of 2011, was a member of the El Faro crew.

Other academy graduates who were about the El Faro include Mike Davidson, class of 1988; Danielle Randolph, class of 2005; Mike Holland, class of 2012; and Dylan Meklin, class of 2015.

The El Faro lost power and went down in 15,000 feet of water east of the Bahamas last Thursday while attempting to outrun Hurricane Joaquin on its regular route from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard and ship owner Tote Maritime have said.

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