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Debris Found in Search for Missing Ship

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Wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin affect Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm.

Wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin affect Nassau, Bahamas, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm.

Searchers have spotter multiple objects in the water in the area where a container ship with 33 people on board went missing Thursday in the southeastern Bahamas.

The U.S. Coast Guard says life jackets, life rings, containers and an oil sheen were located Sunday, but the objects have not yet been confirmed to be from the 240 meter container ship, El Faro, which disappeared in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin.

The storm is weakening as it heads north and has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm with winds near 185 kilometers per hour.

Joaquin is expected to bring hurricane conditions and life-threatening storm surges to Bermuda late Sunday when the storm center passes near the island.

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