Nfld. & Labrador

Trawler with stowaways lands in eastern Newfoundland

A Newfoundland and Labrador trawler with three stowaways aboard it arrived in eastern Newfoundland late Monday afternoon.

Vessel left Iceland on Nov. 8

The recent route taken by the Newfoundland Lynx, according to a website that tracks ocean-going vessels. (sailwx.info)

A Newfoundland and Labrador trawler with three stowaways aboard landed in eastern Newfoundland late Monday afternoon.

The RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency personnel descended on the main wharf in Harbour Grace for the arrival of the Newfoundland Lynx, a fishing vessel owned by Ocean Choice International, Monday afternoon.

Police cordoned off the area in anticipation of the vessel's arrival.

CBC News has learned that the trawler's crew discovered the stowaways sometime after leaving Iceland on Nov. 8. The stowaways are two men and a woman. Sources told CBC News they are from Ethiopia.

The Canada Border Services Agency has confirmed there are stowaways on board the Newfoundland Lynx but the agency said no other details are available.

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