Sea Raider bunks to go to Calcutta

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 March, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 March, 1993, 12:00am

MORE than 100 bunks salvaged from a freighter stranded in Hongkong will be shipped to a children's charity in India.

The double bunks have been removed from a suspected smuggling ship, the Sea Raider, and handed over to Future Hope, a charity set up by former Hongkong Bank employee Mr Tim Grandage, which helps Calcutta's homeless children.

Some will be distributed to families who care for children, while others may be used in a planned hostel.

The Sea Raider, which has been here for more than a year, aroused the suspicion of the Marine Department because of the bunks.

The Philippine-registered ship still has a number of deficiencies and will not be allowed to leave until it has passed an inspection by the Marine Department.