The Torrent cargo ship at port
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Foreign sailors 'stranded' in UK over freighter dispute

A cargo freighter with a Russian captain and Ukrainian crew has been stranded in the port of Rye Wharf in south-east England since January after its British owners ran into financial difficulties.

With no end to the legal dispute in sight, the destitute sailors have now run out of money and have no way to return home or find new jobs.

BBC Russian's Nikolay Voronin reports.

  • 20 Feb 2013