WWII-era hospital ship sold illegally, BAN says

Nov 13, 2007 | 08:55 AM | Michael Marley

The sale of a World War II hospital ship was likely illegal and the vessel could end up at a shipbreaking yard in India or Bangladesh, the Basel Action Network (BAN) said Tuesday.

The M/V Sanctuary, built as a U.S. Navy hospital ship in 1944 and now moored at the North Locust Point Marine Terminal in Baltimore Harbor, was auctioned off Aug. 21 by the Maryland Port Administration, the Seattle, Wash.-based environmental group said. The ship was sold to Nicholas Couchell of Potomac Navigation Inc.....





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