Twenty Peruvians are "hostages" of a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean

Twenty Peruvians are "hostages" of a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean

Trujillo : Peru | Sep 30, 2011 at 3:31 PM PDT
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Rosario Meza, head of the firm Nautical Maritime Employment Agency-the office that recruited the Peruvian city of Trujillo, told local newspaper El Comercio and Peru.21 that twenty people are "stuck" in the Gemini cruise.

He said that in two years never had a problem with Happy Cruises, but his recruitment company has no liability on the current whereabouts of these people.

In this situation, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry on Friday was gathering information on this case to take any action on behalf of those affected.

The particular conflict was reported by the bartender on the boat, decene Rooy, through an e-mail that claimed that four months ago that wages are not paid, nor allow them to abandon ship.

The Gemini is anchored near the Strait of Gibraltar, the nearest port, but the "hostages" can not stay there because they have no visa to enter the UK.

Another Peruvian on the cruise, Yazmin Alcantara told his mother, Zoila Saucedo, three days ago that the situation was untenable and that the entire crew, consisting of 320 employees, had mutinied for lack of food.

Happy Cruises canceled last Monday, the outputs of three ships due to operational problems. This follows the company can not guarantee service.

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Twenty Peruvians are "hostages" of a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean
Workers do not receive their salaries for four months, but the directors of the Spanish company will not let Cruises Happy abandon ship . The lack of food led to clashes between the retained
Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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