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Stranded tugboat crew leave Halifax

Stranded tugboat crew leave Halifax | The Chronicle Herald
Eight members of a tugboat crew left stranded in Halifax for more than three weeks have finally left for their homes in Central America.
The men — from Honduras and El Salvador — boarded a flight early Monday in Halifax.
When their rundown, 68-year-old tugboat limped into Halifax harbour on Dec. 18, inspectors deemed the rusty, cockroach-infested boat unsafe.
But the crew didn’t have enough money to get home, and the boat’s owner’s weren’t interested in helping them.
Helen Glenn, manager of he Mission to Seafarers in Halifax, says the charity raised about $7,000 and had enough airline points to pay for flights to Central America.

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Peter Ziobrowski

2 Comments

  1. Good news for those crew, then. It's a good thing someone with a good heart were able to tug at other good hearts and raised the much needed amount for them to go home. No one would want to get stranded in a cockroach-infested boat.

  2. Good news for those crew, then. It's a good thing someone with a good heart were able to tug at other good hearts and raised the much needed amount for them to go home. No one would want to get stranded in a cockroach-infested boat.

    Theodore Johnston

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