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    The Russian crew of a Belize-flagged cargo ship has gone on strike at a South Korean port demanding $130,000 of unpaid wages, a sailors labor union said Thursday.

    VLADIVOSTOK, December 26 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian crew of a Belize-flagged cargo ship has gone on strike at a South Korean port demanding $130,000 of unpaid wages, a sailors labor union said Thursday.

    The crew of 20 from Russia’s Far East went on strike after delivering a cargo of metal from the Chinese port of Dalian to Inchon, South Korea, on Wednesday.

    “While unloading the cargo, the sailors shut the ship’s holds and demanded payment of five months' salary,” the head of the union’s Far East branch Nikolai Sukhanov told RIA Novosti.

    Their ship, the President, is owned by the Norway-based President Bulker company and operated by Russia-based Korablestroitel.

    Neither the owner or the operator could be immediately reached for comment.

     

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