Statement of Governor LePage on El Faro Search and Rescue

October 5, 2015

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 5, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage released Monday the following statement with regard to the search for survivors, including four Mainers, from the cargo ship El Faro.

“While Coast Guard officials have suspended the search for El Faro, the search for survivors continues and we are not giving up hope. The First Lady and I are praying for all those aboard, including our four Mainers. During this very difficult time, our hearts go out to the families and friends of our fellow Mainers, as well as the other 29 crew members.”

“Our gratitude also goes to rescue teams who are risking their own lives to find those who are lost. We pray for your safe return and hope those aboard El Faro are brought back to their families.”