Stowaways arrested after they’re found hiding on active tugboat

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Four stowaways from the Dominican Republic were found hiding on a tugboat that was towing a barge up the Mobile River, the Press-Register newspaper of Mobile reported. One of the stowaways was wanted on a drug charge in New York. The Ann T. Cheramie was headed to the port of Chickasaw with the oceangoing barge when someone noticed that en exterior door seal appeared to be disturbed. The Coast Guard and Border Patrol arrested the four.
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By Professional Mariner Staff