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Thursday, 2 February 2012

AUDIO TAPE TEST # TWELVE,“STRANDED PASSENGERS”

AUDIO TAPE TEST # TWELVE,
STRANDED PASSENGERS
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 AUDIO TAPE TEST # TWELVE,“STRANDED PASSENGERS”
You will hear an audio script concerning a mission related topic. This script will be followed by a conversation between two persons. This conversation will relate to the script. You will hear the tape only once. You will make notes of the script and of the conversation. From these notes, you will be instructed either to answer 10 (ten) questions or complete a written report of the incident.  Good luck.
PAUSE
On Sunday the 25th of September 2005 at 0600 hours, two men simply known as Victor and Alex arrived UN Police station at Greenville in Sinoe County and reported that a passenger vessel ‘MV Marvelous’ left Harper in Maryland County on Wednesday, the 21st of September 2005 at 1325 hours for Monrovia. On its way to Monrovia, the said Vessel developed an engine problem somewhere around Settra Kru (Grid ref. 493 155), a day after departure. Settra Kru is a small town located about 15 kilometers from Greenville.  The two men who brought the report happened to be passengers on board the vessel, but managed to come ashore by boat. According to them, the ship was carrying more than one hundred and fifty (150) people, including women and children. Most of these passengers were Refugees that recently returned from Ivory Coast, to take part in the Presidential elections coming up in October, 2005.

The captain of the ship who was simply identified as Junior was said to be helpless as the children on board the ship were constantly vomiting. There was no Medical Doctor, no Medicine, no food or even drinking water on board. Their fear was that, this could lead to severe dehydration and a possible disaster. Therefore, urgent help was needed.

The Team Leader of Greenville UN Police organized an emergency meeting of all UN Police Officers. Also in attendance were Heads of UN Civil Affairs and UNMIL Security, Chief of Liberian National Police in Greenville, and some County Officials. They all met to find a solution to this problem. It was resolved in the meeting that the Ethiopian Military Commander be contacted for assistance. 

The UN Police Team Leader together with the Chief of UN Security met the Commander who gave out some food items and drinking water. He ordered the Head of his Medical Unit to personally lead a Medical Team to the Vessel.

 Leaders of the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community were met by the Civil Affairs Team and the County authorities to assist with Canoes and men to rescue the stranded passengers. The rescue Team left Greenville at about 1130hrs with men in fifteen Canoes and four small Motor boats.  At 1645 hours, they returned with all the passengers except the Captain and the three Engineers who were left behind to work on the Ship. They were given enough food and drinking water to sustain them while they carried out the repairs. Three of the Children – One boy and two girls were critically ill. They were admitted in the Ethiopian Battalion Medical Center.

At 1400 hours on 27th September, 2005, the UN Police Team Leader visited the Medical Center and was glad to hear that the three children were fully recovered and been discharged. He then went to see the Commander of the Battalion to show appreciation for his assistance. It was while he was still discussing with the Commander, that one of the Engineers came to inform them that the Ship was okay and ready to sail.  He also informed them that there was no need for them to worry about how to get all the Passengers back because the Ship had been brought to Greenville, a walking distance from the Military Base. 

When the Passengers heard this news, they were all very happy and anxious to leave.

By 1625 hours, the Ship was already on the High Sea heading to Monrovia.
THE FOLLOWING IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN A NEWLY ARRIVED UN POLICE OFFICER AND ANOTHER OFFICER IN GREENVILE UNPOL STATION.

OFF. 1:       This station appears to be very busy. I heard some people talking about some passengers that were stranded sometime in September, 2005. Can you please tell me more about this incident?

OFF. 2:       Yes. I remember this case very well. It was about a ship that developed an engine problem somewhere near Settra Kru. (grid ref.493 155)   

OFF. 1:       How did the UN Police get to know about the ship?

OFF. 2:       Two men Victor and Alex who were passengers of the ship managed to come ashore with a boat to report the incident to us.

OFF. 1        How many people were on board and where was the ship going with these people.

OFF. 2”      There were 150 passengers in the ship, including women and children. The ship departed Harper in Maryland County on 21st September, 2005 and was heading to Monrovia. I recall that most of these passengers were Refugees that had just come back from Ivory Coast to participate in the October, 2005 elections.

OFF. 1”      Why did the men come to report in Greenville instead of Harper, is there no station in Harper?

OFF. 2:       Settra Kru is 15 kilometers from Greenville. In fact, it is closer to Greenville than Harper which is in far away Maryland County.

OFF. 1:       How long had the ship traveled before it developed this problem and what date was it that these two men came to the station?

OFF. 2:       The ship developed engine problem one day after departure and the men came to the station on Sunday, 25th September, 2005.

OFF. 1:       Why did Victor and Alex come to the UN Police station?

OFF. 2:       They came to ask for assistance because the children on board were said to be frequently vomiting and there was no Medical Doctor, no food, medicine or even drinking water. They were afraid that the vomiting could lead to dehydration and a possible disaster.

OFF. 1:       I know that we do not have any of these things. Were you able to find a solution to this?

OFF. 2:       The UN Police Team Leader organized an emergency meeting that was attended by all the UN Police Officers, Heads of UN Civil Affairs, UNMIL Security, Chief of LNP and some County Officials.

OFF. 1:       What was the outcome of this meeting?

OFF. 2:       It was resolved that the Ethiopian Military Commander be contacted for assistance.

OFF. 1:       I know this Commander well enough to know that the needed help was rendered immediately.

OFF. 2:       Oh yes. He immediately provided food and water. He also ordered the Head of his Medical Unit to personally lead a Team to the Vessel.

OFF. 1:       How were you able to evacuate all 150 passengers from the Vessel?

OFF. 2:       The Head of UN Civil Affairs and the County Officials met the Ghanaian Fanti Fishing Community who provide men as well as 15 canoes and 4 small motor boats that were used in evacuating the passengers.

OFF.1:        What time did the rescue team leave and when did they return?

OFF. 2:       They left at 1130hours and returned at 1645hours.

OFF. 1:       Where all the passengers in good condition?

OFF. 2:       One boy and two girls were critically ill and were admitted in the Ethiopian Military Hospital.

OFF. 1:       What happened next?

OFF. 2:       When the UNPOL Team Leader visited the Hospital on 27th Sept. 2005, he was pleased to hear that the children were fully recovered and discharged from the hospital.

OFF. 1:       I heard them say that the Vessel was eventually repaired.

OFF. 2:       Yes. As the Team Leader was with the Commander, one of the Engineers came to inform them that the ship was now okay and ready to go.

OFF. 1:       Where the passengers taken back to the ship in the same canoes and motor boats?

OFF. 2:       This was not necessary because the ship had been brought to Greenville. The passengers had to walk it was a short distance from the Military Base.

OFF. 1:       How did the passengers react to this news?

OFF. 2:       They were very happy and anxious to leave.

OFF. 1:       That was a job well done. You all must have been very happy too.

OFF. 2:       Sure. We were all very happy because, there was no life lost and even the children that were ill all got well before departure.
AUDIO TAPE TEST # 12, QUESTION PAPER “A”
STRANDED PASSENGERS

Family Name: …………………… First Name: ……………… CP…………………..
Country: ………………………… Date…………………………………….………….

Q1:      What happened to the vessel at Settra Kru?
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Q2:      How many passengers were in the Vessel?
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Q3:      How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
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Q4:      What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
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Q5:      How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
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Q6:      What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
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Q7:      What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation? 
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Q8:      Who led the medical team to the ship?
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Q9:      Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
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Q10:    What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
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Score
/10
Percentage
100%
Tester
Name





Tester CP


AUDIO TAPE TEST # 12, QUESTION PAPER “B”
STRANDED PASSENGERS

Family Name: …………………… First Name: ……………… CP…………………..
Country: ………………………… Date…………………………………….………….

Q1:      What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation? 
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Q2:      Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
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Q3:      How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
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Q4:      What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
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Q5:      What happened to the vessel at Settra Kru?
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Q6:      What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
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Q7:      Who led the medical team to the ship?
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Q8:      How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
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Q9:      How many passengers were in the Vessel?
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Q10:    What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
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Score
/10
Percentage
100%
Tester
Name





Tester CP


AUDIO TAPE TEST # 12, QUESTION PAPER “C”
STRANDED PASSENGERS

Family Name: …………………… First Name: ……………… CP…………………..
Country: ………………………… Date…………………………………….………….

Q1:        What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
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Q2:        What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
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Q3:        Who led the medical team to the ship?
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Q4:        What happened to the vessel at Settra Kru?
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Q5:        What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation?
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Q6:        Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
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Q7:        How many passengers were in the Vessel?
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Q8:        What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
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Q9:        How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
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Q10:     How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
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Score
/10
Percentage
100%
Tester
Name





Tester CP


STRANDED PASSENGERS

Q1:      What happened to the vessel at Settra Kru?
            It developed an engine problem
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Q2:      How many passengers were in the Vessel?
             150    
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Q3:      How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
            The were all very happy and anxious to leave
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Q4:      What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
Medical Doctor, Medicine, food and drinking water
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Q5:      How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
            Four
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Q6:      What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
            To take part in the Presidential elections coming up in Oct. 2005
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Q7:      What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation? 
            Some men, 15 canoes and 4 small motor boats.
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Q8:      Who led the medical team to the ship?
            Head of the medical unit
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Q9:      Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
            UN Police Team Leader
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Q10:    What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
             22nd Sept. 2005
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STRANDED PASSENGERS

Q1:        What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation? 
Some men, 15 canoes and 4 small motor boats
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Q2:        Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
            UN Police Team Leader
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Q3:        How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
Four
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Q4:        What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
 22nd Sept. 2005
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Q5:        What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation?  
            Some men, 15 canoes and 4 small motor boats
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Q6:        What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
Medical Doctor, Medicine, food and drinking water
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Q7:        Who led the medical team to the ship?
Head of the medical unit
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Q8:        How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
The were all very happy and anxious to leave
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Q9:        How many passengers were in the Vessel?  150
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Q10:     What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
            To take part in the Presidential elections coming up in Oct. 2005
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STRANDED PASSENGERS

Q1:        What did Victor and Alex say was not on board?
Medical Doctor, Medicine, food and drinking water
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Q2:        What were the refugees that returned from Ivory Coast  gone to do in Monrovia?
To take part in the Presidential elections coming up in Oct. 2005
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Q3:        Who led the medical team to the ship?
Head of the medical unit
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Q4:        Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
UN Police Team Leader
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Q5:        What did the Ghanaian Fanti fishing community provide for the rescue operation? 
Some men, 15 canoes and 4 small motor boats    
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Q6:        Who went to show appreciation to the Commander of the battalion?
UN Police Team Leader
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Q7:        How many passengers were in the Vessel?
 150
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Q8:        What day did the vessel develop an engine problem?
             22nd Sept. 2005
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Q9:        How many people were left behind to work on the ship?
Four
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Q10:     How did the passengers react to the news that the ship was okay.
The were all very happy and anxious to leave
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KEY FACT REPORT WRITING AUDIO TAPE TEST No.12
STRANDED PASSENGERS

1.                 Saturday, 25th September, 2005, 0600hrs
2.                 two men Victor and Alex/passengers came ashore by boat
3.                 UN police station, Greenville
4.                 MV Marvelous
5.                 Left Harper for Monrovia Wednesday, 21st Sept, 2005 at 1325 hrs
6.                 Vessel developed an engine problem around Settra Kru Grid ref. 493 – 155
7.                 150 passengers, including women and children
8.                 Refugees recently returned from Ivory Coast to take part in the Presidential elections (Oct. 2005)
9.                 Captain (Junior) helpless as children were constantly vomiting
10.            No Doctor, medicine, food or drinking water
11.            Could lead to severe dehydration and a possible disaster
12.            Emergency meeting – all UN Police officers, Heads of UN Civil affairs and UNMIL security, Chief of LNP in Greenville and some County officials
13.            Ethiopian Military Commander
14.            Head of medical unit to lead the medical team
15.            Leaders of Ghanaian Fanti fishing community
16.            15 canoes and 4 small motor boats
17.            Left 1130hrs and returned 1645hrs with all passengers except Captain and three Engineers to work on the ship
18.            Enough food and drinking water to sustain them
19.            Three children (one boy and two girls)
20.            Ethiopian Battalion medical center
21.            One of the Engineers – the ship was okay and ready to sail
22.            A walking distance from the Military base
23.            They were all happy and anxious to leave.

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