The crew of a Bolivian-registered, American-owned tugboat is being cared for in Halifax.
Their boat, the 68-year-old Craig Trans, is being detained because of poor living conditions and concern for the general condition of the vessel.
Rough weather forced the Craig Trans into Halifax Tuesday night.
“It came in out of the weather to the Port of Halifax,” says Michele Peverill of the Halifax Port Authority. “Transport Canada did an inspection and noted deficiencies that need to be repaired before it can leave port.”
Aboard the boat are eight Honduran sailors, who ran out of food and water three days ago.
“On the boat is, ah, right now, is no water, no food, it’s kind of tough on the boat right now. We get here, it’s better. We get a lot of help here,” says Chief Mate Pedro Andrade.
Help has come from the Mission to Seafarers.