Police investigate after tall ship takes surprise cruise in Halifax
Published Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:23AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:41AM EDT
HALIFAX -- Police are looking for suspects after a tall ship took an unexpected voyage in the Halifax harbour.
Police say they received a call from the owner of the tall ship Silva early Monday, who alleged the vessel was intentionally set free from its mooring.
Police say video footage from the area shows a small group of people boarding the schooner at about 1:30 a.m.
They say it appears the group raised one of the sails and untied all of the securing ropes except for one and then left the ship.
Police say the vessel shifted over a four hour period until finally breaking free around 5 a.m.
The Silva has since been retrieved and is tied up at the dock.