Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stowaway

Ships taking part in UNITAS 52
Probably not a good stowaway option
Photo by Official US Navy Imagery
No significant post today due to a sick baby. Instead, I'll share an interesting news article about a stowaway. Among the things I learned: the captain of the ship is responsible for the well-being and transportation of the stowaway until a port is reached which can legally accept the stowaway. In this case, the nationality of the stowaway couldn't be determined and the captain was forced to continue caring for the stowaway after both French and US authorities refused to accept the man. I haven't been able to determine the man's fate. Anybody?

If you're interested in this topic, you'll probably find the Wikipedia article on stowaways as fascinating (and sad) as I did.
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