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Re: Livestock ship crew seek asylum
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 06:26:23 PM »
The M/V Nada is believed to be a former container ship, Panamanian registered, built in 1974 and converted in China. It has previously been involved in a pirate attack off Somalia in 2010. It has the capacity to carry 20,000 cattle or 110,000 sheep, and becomes the second largest livestock carrier in the world.
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Livestock ship crew seek asylum
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 06:16:07 PM »
  The Pakistani crew of a livestock ship docked at Fremantle in Western Australia have left their vessel and sought asylum.
 The nine men walked off the MV Nada, crossed over a footbridge and went to the Fremantle train station.

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 The ship's captain alerted police and transit guards held some of the men until police and immigration officers arrived.

 One of the men was taken to hospital complaining of chest pains. Six of them have been detained and two are still at large.

 The crew were working on the MV Nada with valid visas but were not allowed to leave the boat.

 They have since had all their visas cancelled.

 It's believed the MV Nada was headed for Egypt.

Thursday, 21/06/2012

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201206/s3530511.htm


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