VENEZUELA: Falke Filibuster

The crew of a freighter do what they are told, ask few questions. But last week the German crew of the blunt-nosed broad-beamed Falke, reached the limit of cowed endurance. In Port of Spain, Trinidad, they begged the German consul to take action against their captain, before the dumpy little Falke should be sunk as a pirate.

Last June in Hamburg the Falke's crew learned without particular interest that their ship had changed owners. Not the Hamburg Kauffahrtei Gesellschaft, to which they had belonged for so many years, but a firm known...

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