Leaking Hull, Hazardous Cargo: Aboard a Stranded Ship No One Would Relieve

Leaking Hull, Hazardous Cargo: Aboard a Stranded Ship No One Would Relieve

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus—The cargo ship encumbered with 3,000 heaps of flammable sulfur became stranded off the waft of Somalia and taking on water.

With “SOS” in the matter line, an Oct. 26 electronic mail from the crew of the MV Haj Abdullah said the hull of the 260-foot vessel became cracked and seawater became sloshing over the deck and into the diesel gasoline. The sailors had been nearly out of food, and months had handed for the reason that ship’s owner had closing paid them. The waters spherical them had been notorious for piracy.

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