返回列表 回復 發帖

Jerseys NFL Wholesale Ag

– police investigating links to Haiti piracyAuthorities are making arrangements to move to safety a boat believed to have been pirated in 2004 in Haiti.Yesterday, Maritime officials also said that the Florida Star1 has been in Guyana since 2006 and is at the centre of litigations with the owners.Authorities also said yesterday that they are unaware that the vessel may have been hijacked but police said they are looking into the matter.According to Claudette Rogers, Director General (Ag) of Maritime Admin Department, Chief Justice Ian Chang had ordered that the boat be held some time in 2006 after a businessman from Massachusetts,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, US,Deion Sanders Falcons Jersey UK, filed claims against the boat owners for outstanding monies. That matter is still before the courts.She said that the vessel was initially a Panamanian registered vessel. It was deregistered and later flew a Bolivian flag.Ms Rogers said that her department has no record of the vessel being hijacked. She said that it came to Guyana with cargo which it offloaded. It then took on a shipment of sand but the order that it be detained came before it could sail.That sand is still aboard.The boat was towed to its present location since then and despite reports of the boat being seen adrift could not be the case.Ms Rogers said that her staff,Cheap NFL Jerseys, acting on reports, went to the ship and found it in the same position in which it was moored three years ago.There were reports of vandalism by some crew members who were not paid for their services. They may have since left Guyana.In 2006, the Florida Star1 came to Guyana for sand and was loaded when the court order was made for its detention.Kaieteur News was told yesterday that the boat was first held at the Meadow Bank Wharf and then it was taken and anchored in the Demerara River aback Grove, East Bank Demerara.Yesterday, Ms Rogers said that the Harbour Master and other officials had visited the boat after some crew had claimed they were not paid.A senior police official yesterday confirmed that investigators are looking into the matter. The official did not go into details.Over the past few days,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, police reportedly detained a few persons after they stole tyres and other things from the vessel when crewmen abandoned the ship after they were not paid.Several times persons attempted to board the vessel during the nights but were thwarted by the crew who reportedly fired off flares and warning shots when they were on board.Residents said that the boat is owned by a US citizen who ran out of money to pay the crew.The captain of Florida Star 1 and a few members of the crew had remained but decided to abandon ship last week.A 247-foot ship named Florida Star was boarded by armed rebels at a port in Miraguane,Cheap NFL Jerseys, Haiti, in 2004, where the captain was shot in the arm and crew members assaulted.An official report on the piracy was made to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) by Colombian authorities in July 2004,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, but there have been no new details. Haitian officials had no information about the ship.Coast Guard officials also had no reports. Coast Guard records show the ship was last in the United States in May 2004, when it was docked in Boston. The only other Coast Guard record is from September 2003, when the ship was cited for several minor infractions in Miami.The cargo ship’s East Boston owner, 61-year-old Frank Bottino, has filed for bankruptcy and flown to the Caribbean in hopes of getting the troubled vessel out of stir and back on the high seas, it was reported in the Boston Herald.According to other news reports, Bottino had called his business partners shortly after the hijacking and requested US$100,000 to get back the US$1.3M boat.
返回列表