Strand crew in Ar­gen­tia heads home

The Compass - - OPINION - Ed­i­tor@cb­n­com­

A deal struck ear­lier this month al­lowed for­eign work­ers stranded in Ar­gen­tia for sev­eral weeks to fi­nally head home.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease is­sued by FFAW-Uni­for, a new owner pur­chased the Jana and paid the 11 crewmem­bers the wages they were owed. As of mid-Oc­to­ber, that fig­ure ex­ceeded $120,000.

While some of those work­ers were due to re­turn home, oth­ers elected to work for the ves­sel’s new own­ers. The crew con­sisted of three Rus­sians and eight Ukraini­ans.

The union ex­pressed its grat­i­tude in the news re­lease to those who’ve helped the stranded crewmem­bers, who at times were short on food, wa­ter and med­i­ca­tion.

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