News/US: 10-21-99 USA: MISCELLANEOUS - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOUND ON SINGAPORE VESSEL AT LO

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Subject: News/US: 10-21-99 USA: MISCELLANEOUS - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOUND ON SINGAPORE VESSEL AT LO
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Fri Jan 01 1904 - 18:18:16 EST


10-21-99 USA: MISCELLANEOUS - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOUND ON SINGAPORE VESSEL
AT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES.
London, Oct 20 - When United States authorities arrested m container vessel
Pu Progress at Long Beach on behalf of her Singaporean owners, they found
that the Chinese charterers were using her to smuggle 53 illegal
immigrants. This week, a mainland Chinese master and seven crew members
have been charged in the biggest US human smuggling case in half a decade.
The men were found after the owners had her arrested to wrest her back from
the charterers who had not made a payment since May and had illegally
sublet her to another company. The owners are now pursuing legal action to
regain full control of the vessel. (See issue of Oct 9.).
(c) Lloyd's Information Casualty Report.
LLOYD'S LIST
LLOYD'S INFORMATION CASUALTY REPORT 21/10/1999


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