CANADA : Police Say Evidence Backs Crew’s Story
Evidence has been found that supports Philippine sailors’ harrowing allegations that three Romanian stowaways were thrown to their deaths from a Taiwanese container ship on the high seas, police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police declined to specify what evidence they found aboard the Taiwan-based Maersk Dubai after another day of searching the vessel docked in Halifax and interviewing two Taiwanese and four Philippine sailors. The ship’s Taiwanese captain and six officers were being held in a jail in the Nova Scotian port pending resumption of an extradition hearing next week. The Romanian government wants the seven officers extradited to Romania to face murder charges.