Grant Carrier being guarded

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The Chios Sailor was here in August, 1999 when it was called the Grant Carrier. We were at war with Yugoslavia. The State Department ruled that any ship with Yugoslavian officers had to have armed guards posted on the ship when in US waters. The captain, fifth from the left, and first mate, second from the left, as well as most of the crew, were from Montenegro, considered a part of Yugoslavia. Above, the armed guards, made up of 5 men from the Coast Guard, posed for a picture with the crew they were guarding while the ship was at anchor off the Duluth piers.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-13-2005