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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a stowaway fell from a cargo container and broke his ankle at the Port of Long Beach, 22 others were discovered Monday night. They had survived more than two weeks at sea in the hold of a ship from China. The stowaways were discovered as a crane was off-loading cargo from the ship Maple River at Berth 254, Long Beach Fire Capt. Mike Garcia said. The ship had left mainland China March 14 with one stop in Vancouver. Paramedics were examining the stowaways to determine their conditions.
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NEWS
September 8, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials found no signs of stowaways Thursday on a cargo ship diverted to an Alaskan port after its captain became alarmed that one or more people might be trapped inside a sealed shipping container. The incident aboard the MV Manoa, on its way to San Pedro from China and other Asian ports, began Sunday when crew members said they heard a pounding noise coming from inside a cargo container deep inside the ship's hold.
NEWS
September 7, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Pedro-bound ship planned an emergency stop in Alaska late Wednesday to investigate a pounding noise heard from a container deep within its hold. It is feared the noise came from one or more stowaways trapped inside. Crew members of the MV Manoa, en route from China and other points in Asia, said that they heard the pounding Sunday night during a power outage aboard the ship but had not been able to elicit any response from inside the 40-foot container since then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2000
The Tahitian man who arrived in Los Angeles in the wheel well of an Air France jumbo jet is expected to return home today as a passenger on the airline, days after he suffered severe hypothermia and frost bite to make the overseas trip. The Immigration and Naturalization Service has ordered the airline to put the man on the next flight back to Tahiti or face a $5,000 fine. Although French and U.S. immigration officials have confirmed the man's identity, they have refused to make it public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Immigration officials on Monday took custody of the man who doctors say made an amazing recovery from the traumas of stowing away in the unpressurized and unheated wheel well of a jumbo jet during its flight last week from French Polynesia to Los Angeles. After his four-day recovery from severe hypothermia and frostbite, the man was able to walk out of the UCLA Medical Center about 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Doctors say the man who survived the 7 1/2-hour flight from French Polynesia inside the wheel well of an Air France jumbo jet is in good condition, eating and drinking, but hasn't revealed his reasons for risking his life to reach Los Angeles. The man, who can write and understand English, has had good vital signs since Friday, and doctors expected to release him by Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A stowaway who survived a freezing, 7 1/2-hour flight in the wheel well of a jetliner traveling to Los Angeles from French Polynesia was recovering from his ordeal, authorities said Friday. Doctors said the man was suffering from "very severe hypothermia" with a core body temperature of 79 degrees when he arrived in serious condition at UCLA Medical Center. A body temperature below 85 degrees is normally fatal, according to experts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2000
A young man apparently survived hours of subzero temperatures and high-altitude atmosphere Thursday when he stowed away in the wheel well of an Air France flight from Tahiti to Los Angeles, officials said. The young man, who was not identified, was removed from the wheel well by maintenance personnel and hospitalized for hypothermia at UCLA Medical Center after the jumbo jet rolled up to the International Terminal at Los Angeles International airport about 8 p.m.
NEWS
June 22, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Dutch police on Wednesday arrested the owner of a trucking firm that carried 58 illegal Chinese immigrants to their deaths in an unventilated truck. An attorney said the vehicle was so full that eight other stowaways were turned away. Arie van der Spek, 24, surrendered to police in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on Tuesday night, the third person in custody in the suffocation deaths of the immigrants, who were found Sunday by inspectors in the British port of Dover. Two immigrants survived.
NEWS
May 11, 2000 | Associated Press
Three dead stowaways and four survivors were found inside a steel cargo container exposed to the hot sun on the deck of a freighter that arrived Wednesday after leaving the Dominican Republic on Monday. Temperatures inside the containers, which can't be opened from the interior, can reach 125 to 130 degrees.
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