Filipino Crewmen Stranded on Ship Ask for ‘Humanitarian Parole’

August 18, 2014
By Rocelle Tangi

Filipino crew members aboard a 700-foot freighter are asking for “humanitarian parole” from the US Customs and Border Protection after being stuck for over four months on a shop anchored in the Delaware River.

The ship is manned 17 Filipinos (not 18 as previously reported), aged 23 to 54, two Ukrainian officials and an Egyptian captain.

Although provided with cell phones, Internet connection, food and water and regular paychecks, the Filipino seamen demanded they be let out of the ship Nikol H.

Partner Fred Kuffler is noted.
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