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International unions’ group calls for a speedy resolution of the Argentina/Ghana impasse

Monday, November 12th 2012 - 07:40 UTC
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The frigate remains in pier 11 at Tema The frigate remains in pier 11 at Tema

The Vice President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has called for a timely resolution of the stalemate leading to the seizure of the Argentina Naval frigate ARA Libertad in Ghana.

Emmanuel A. Mensah, who is also the General Secretary of the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers’ Union of the TUC said the seizure of the ship attracted the attention of ITF Executive Board meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which took place from October 24 to October 26.

The ITF is an umbrella Organisation of all Transport Mode made up of workers operating in railway, road transport, inland navigation, docks, seafarers, fisheries, civil aviation and tourism services and globally affiliated members.

A statement issued by Mr Mensah and copied by the Ghana News Agency in Accra last week said both Ghana and Argentina are affiliated to the ITF hence the need for speedy resolution of the legal impasse.

“This will go a long way to deepen and strengthen the relations among our two countries at various levels.

The Argentine frigate Libertad remains retained at the port of Tema, following a Ghanaian court ruling supporting the impounding on request from a US court in New York presented by the US-based investment fund NML Capital. The fund holds Argentine defaulted bonds valued at over 370 million dollars and is demanding payment.


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  • ProRG_American

    They just want it released, Period!

    Nov 12th, 2012 - 07:52 am 0
  • Guzz

    Singer should go and claim “his” ship (according to him) himself. I'm sure they would let him on board :)

    Nov 12th, 2012 - 07:52 am 0
  • ProRG_American

    2 Guzz (#) I agree. Unfortunately, I think that there will by be fireworks as a result of this illegal act by Ghana. If any harm comes to this ship and it's crew, the Argentine people will want justice done and Ghana to be made to pay dearly. I Would think that sending a sub to sink a few of their fishing boats and mining their harbor would be a good starting point. Then, send Paul Singer the film from the periscope.
    A night raid against their powerplant would also be nice and get the Ghanan judge the world press coverage they were seeking.

    Nov 12th, 2012 - 08:09 am 0
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