crew members

by Robert Hough

In 1996 Filipino crew members deserted the Taiwanese container ship Maersk Dubai at port in Halifax after revealing to authorities chilling tales of onboard cruelty and murder. After discovering two Romanian stowaways who had boarded the ship in Spain, the ship’s captain ordered the pair set adrift on a makeshift raft that capsized before the horrified eyes of the crew. This, after one of the stowaways had pleaded and prayed for his life before being forced down an access ladder to his fate below. Read more…