Haiti-Bound Supplies Lost as Cargo Ship Sinks

By: AP
By: AP

Key West, Florida (AP) --

A Canadian missionary says a cargo ship that sank in the Bahamas was loaded with medical supplies and relief aid for a Haitian mountain village.

The Mystic capsized and broke into pieces in rough seas Oct. 7
in the Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 crew
members and a dog who abandoned ship in two lifeboats.

Keith Toews of Ontario tells The Key West Citizen that he and
his family had planned to open a medical clinic in Oriani, Haiti.
He says $21,000 in medical supplies and a sport utility vehicle
collected for the clinic were aboard the Mystic when it sank.

Toews says the SUV would have doubled as an ambulance.

He says he hasn't been able to reach the Haitian cargo company
that operated the Mystic about whether anything can be salvaged
from the wreck.

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