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22 Mar, 2008 03:08

Ship with Russians on board detained in Melbourne

Ship with Russians on board detained in Melbourne

A steamboat from Vladivostok with a Russian crew on board is being held in Melbourne. The International Transport Workers’ Federation made the recommendation to the Australian government to confine the ship to port after they became aware of contract viol

According to the ITF, the sailors have also been paid extremely low wages – less than $US 100 a week.

The 'DD Vanguard' was sailing under a Panamanian flag.