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16 crew abord ship inhaled posphine gas leaked from cargo holds
Sixteen sailors from the Liberian-registered German vessel Hermann Schoening were brought ashore in Port Colborne early Wednesday morning after falling ill aboard the ship Tuesday night. The illness was attributed to due to potentially fatal gas vapours flowing through the ship. Niagara Region's public health department said the men, believed to be Chinese sailors, were assessed and treated at Niagara Health System sites and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Fourteen were taken to NHS sites, while two were taken to the Grimsby hospital between 2 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.


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