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March 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Vietnamese refugees said Thursday that about 130 countrymen drowned two weeks ago when their overloaded 30-foot wooden boat capsized and sank near a Japanese tanker in the South China Sea. Authorities said first reports of the March 8 accident did not emerge until Monday, when 35 survivors of the accident on the high seas between Vietnam and Malaysia arrived in Yokohama. It was the latest reported accident involving Vietnamese fleeing political repression and economic hardship.
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March 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Vietnamese refugees said Thursday that about 130 countrymen drowned two weeks ago when their overloaded 30-foot wooden boat capsized and sank near a Japanese tanker in the South China Sea. Authorities said first reports of the March 8 accident did not emerge until Monday, when 35 survivors of the accident on the high seas between Vietnam and Malaysia arrived in Yokohama. It was the latest reported accident involving Vietnamese fleeing political repression and economic hardship.
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February 24, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Alexander G. Balian, former skipper of the U.S. warship Dubuque, was convicted today of dereliction of duty for failing to give adequate aid to a boatload of Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea last June 9. The six Navy captains who heard the case ordered that Balian be issued a letter of reprimand for his handling of the refugee incident.
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February 24, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Alexander G. Balian, former skipper of the U.S. warship Dubuque, was convicted today of dereliction of duty for failing to give adequate aid to a boatload of Vietnamese refugees adrift in the South China Sea last June 9. The six Navy captains who heard the case ordered that Balian be issued a letter of reprimand for his handling of the refugee incident.
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February 17, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Alexander G. Balian, on trial for failing to rescue a boatload of Vietnamese refugees, was acquitted Thursday of a charge stemming from the death of a refugee who jumped from the disabled junk and drowned in the South China Sea. Balian, the former skipper of the U.S. amphibious transport Dubuque, still faces two charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. After Navy prosecutors rested their case Thursday, Capt. James A.
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February 18, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
A rear admiral gave a glowing account Friday of the Navy career of Capt. Alexander G. Balian, who is being court-martialed for failing to take Vietnamese refugees aboard his ship last June in the South China Sea. Rear Adm. Vernon C. Smith, who was commander of Amphibious Group 1 at the time Balian's ship, the amphibious transport Dubuque, encountered the refugees, was the first witness to appear for the defense.
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February 18, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
A rear admiral gave a glowing account Friday of the Navy career of Capt. Alexander G. Balian, who is being court-martialed for failing to take Vietnamese refugees aboard his ship last June in the South China Sea. Rear Adm. Vernon C. Smith, who was commander of Amphibious Group 1 at the time Balian's ship, the amphibious transport Dubuque, encountered the refugees, was the first witness to appear for the defense.
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February 17, 1989 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Capt. Alexander G. Balian, on trial for failing to rescue a boatload of Vietnamese refugees, was acquitted Thursday of a charge stemming from the death of a refugee who jumped from the disabled junk and drowned in the South China Sea. Balian, the former skipper of the U.S. amphibious transport Dubuque, still faces two charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. After Navy prosecutors rested their case Thursday, Capt. James A.
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