MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Members of the maritime community and law enforcement will gather Thursday to honor those lost at sea while on the ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin.READ MORE: LGBTQ Celebrated In Wynwood As Part Of Pride Month
Thirty-three members were on board ‘El Faro’ when it went missing earlier this month.
On Thursday, the community will gather in Port Everglades for a multi-faith memorial service to honor those men and women on board.
The event is set to be at Terminal 26 at 11:30 a.m.
The ceremony comes more than a week after the Coast Guard suspended the search for the ship. The search lasted seven days from when crews were last in communication with the Coast Guard.READ MORE: Broward Commemorates Juneteenth By Renaming Street After Civil Rights Activists Harry, Harriett Moore
The 790-foot cargo ship was en-route to San Juan, Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida when Coast Guard crews were notified the ship was disabled in the path of the hurricane.
Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in a joint effort to locate the ‘El Faro’ crew.
During the search, the Coast Guard found a body in a survival suit in the water, a heavily damaged life boat with markings consistent with those on board ‘El Faro,’ a partially submerged life raft, life rings, cargo containers, Styrofoam, packaged food and an oil sheen.
Meantime, the National Transportation Safety Board is trying to get to the bottom of various questions. The U.S. Navy is also conducting a massive search to find ‘El Faro’and its crew as well as the voyage data recorder which captured the final hours of conversation on the ship’s bridge.MORE NEWS: Juneteenth Celebrated At Community Party In Overtown
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