The Nation: Comments of a Liberated Crew

In Singapore, TIME Hong Kong Bureau Chief Roy Rowan interviewed members of the Mayaguez crew. Some of their reactions:

Third Mate David English, 28, of Seattle: "I had just left the bridge when the Cambodians started firing over, under and across our bow. Once they boarded the ship, they tried to round us up. But we still had pretty much the run of the ship. There were as few as six and as many as 40 Cambodians aboard at one time. They were young kids, a little ignorant and touchy, especially when they were shooting at the U.S. planes. They were no...

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