Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Looting continues...

Looting continues on a massive scale. Right under the noses of the Nepalese Army and the Liberia Seaport Police, a gang of looters have been stripping clean an abandoned fishing boat moored near our ship, until a Chinese fishing boat came to its rescue and towed it to a safe anchorage where we hope it will be repaired. Further along the coast, the massive abandoned Hotel Africa remained un-looted for years whilst Irish and Swedish Troops were in the neighbourhood, but looting started as soon as they were replaced by Pakistani Troops, and now the hotel is just a shell. Obviously the Liberian population takes the presence of some peacekeepers more seriously than others. Olly

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