Six sailors from ship stuck in har­bor re­turn home

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Six crew mem­bers from a bro­ken-down ship re­turned home Wed­nes­day af­ter be­ing stuck in the Bal­ti­more har­bor for al­most two months, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that rep­re­sents sailors said. Twelve sailors re­main on board the Newlead Granadino, an as­phalt tanker that suf­fered me­chan­i­cal prob­lems and was or­dered de­tained by the Coast Guard in Septem­ber. The Greek com­pany that owns the ship had been un­able to re­solve the prob­lems, leav­ing the crew stranded. Bar­bara Ship­ley, an of­fi­cial with the In­ter­na­tional Trans­port Work­ers Fed­er­a­tion, said the French bank that holds a mort­gage on the ship has stepped in and the crew’s sit­u­a­tion has im­proved. “The crew’s very happy,” Ship­ley said. “Through the do­na­tions of the com­mu­nity, they have all of their needs met.”

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