Workers Have Been Stranded on Ship in Baltimore’s Harbor For a Month

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Baltimore’s harbor

Eighteen passengers have been stuck aboard a ship. It may sound like the setup for a short story, but it’s happening in the Baltimore harbor.

According to Fox Baltimore, the ship was only supposed to be here for a few days. But it ended up getting stuck because of issues with the ship. The workers onboard aren’t from the U.S., so they can’t come ashore.

The ship, called the Newlead Granadino, is owned by Malta-based Aeolus Compania Naviera S.A. The company is reportedly behind on payments, including to the crew.

The shipping publication Tradewinds has been tracking the situation as it unfolds. One dispatch informs that the crew was “using salt for brushing teeth.” Some supplies were delivered by the Baltimore International Seafarers Center.

Things were starting to look up this week, with fresh supplies expected to be delivered today. FOX45 reports that a third-party company intervened on Monday. Yet, there was no word when it would be able to lift anchor.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s shocking to think humanity is tied up in bureaucratic red tape. No visas, so they can’t be put in a room for the night for a shower and a meal?

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