Kwintebank carries crew of nine

The Dutch flagged Kwintebank should be here today to load bentonite. It has been here about 3 times a year since 2003; today will be the second trip this season. Built in 2002 and only 435 feet long, the Kwintebank usually carries a crew of nine. On a previous trip, three were Dutch, one was from Ukraine and five were from the Philippines. The Bluewing, which is green, is still at anchor off the Duluth piers, probably through the weekend.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-14-2006
Kenneth Newhams :