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Topic - Drew Barry
Coast Guard officials reported hearing banging noises coming from a container Wednesday during a routine inspection of a cargo ship from the Middle East, leading them to believe stowaways might be inside.
Drew Barry of the Sandy Hook Pilots Association said he boarded the vessel about 20 miles offshore to help pilot it into port.
"There are at least 30 to 40 containers on top of the hatch cover, and I don't know how many more below it," Barry said. "If there are people down there, with no food and water for days, they're probably pretty desperate by now."