Navi Wind crew stuck in Argentia going home

The crew of the Navi Wind, an international cargo ship stuck in Argentia, will soon be getting paid and going home.

Navi Wind's crew stuck in port for 11 days without proper supplies, contact from ship's owner

The crew of the Navi Wind, an international cargo ship stuck in Argentia, will soon be getting paid and going home. 

The Navi Wind took shelter in Argentia on Dec. 6 after it was damaged in a storm during a trans-Atlantic voyage. It had been heading to Turkey with a load of scrap metal. 

Pero Metkovic, the Navi Wind's captain, said that that storm was the worst he had encountered in his life. 

On Friday, the Red Cross, the RCMP and people from the Placentia area came to the crew's aid after they complained they didn't have enough blankets or food. 

The crew members are from Greece, Croatia and Slovenia.

A union representative for International Transport Workers said the the crew will be paid $100,000 in back wages, and they will be sent home this coming weekend. 

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