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Stranded Ship / New York #199539

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 1968
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(Studio) Report on stranded merchant seaman.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(New York Harbor) Ship is island for 27 Korean sailors aboard "Indonesian Star". Marooned 6 months in harbor. American owners Galveston Steam Ship Company in debt for $860,000 Captain ship sends letters and telegrams but owners don't answer. Crew's wages unpaid; morale low. Crew shown passing time on deck. 2 of crew had 1 of parents die while here. Monkey mascot in good spirits. They watch television loaned by local seaman s church. Staten Island people brought bread and water and exterminator to kill roaches. No work for crew. They say American people kind but owner of ship no good.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt; John Laurence

Kuralt, Charles;
Laurence, John

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