Ship war drags on

  • 1999-01-28
TALLINN (BNS) - A Finnish dockers' union has refused to allow members to unload cargo from an Estonian freighter that has been stranded in the port of Helsinki for more than a month.The union has made release of the vessel, called The Calibur, conditional on the signing of a collective wage agreement that would raise the wages of Estonian sailors to the same level as those earned by their Finnish counterparts.While the Finns will permit the ship to leave with her cargo, it would be unreasonable to take back to Tallinn items sent to Finland, said Viktor Palmet, development director of the Es...
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