Independent from Long Beach, California on April 4, 1963 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, April 4, 1963
Page 9
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' Page A-IO-WDEFENDENT I !*·· luck, cut. Tun. MTI t, TNI , t ,,. iiPay Woes i .-.'t^»' jljit Ship j Acapulco · By LOU JOBST MJrm KJTw I ; The jinxed ocean liner SS A.Ci p u 1 c o a d d e d labor troubles to her woes Wednes- |4ay. ; Already lied up at a Wilmington dock by four liens j (Picture on Page B-l) BUTLERS (or bad debts, the 45-year-old cruise ship now has to con- lend with an uprising by the 65 Italian EKembers of her 265-maa crew. t The Italians, all stewards. Joined by National Maritime Union workers, placed pickets en the 551-foot pride of the Mexican merchant m a r i n e Wednesday morning. ! The Italians claim they have not been paid for more than a month and refuse to sail the ship back to Mexico in the event the debt liens are cleared. . ",We don't want to go to Meidco." said a steward from Genoa. · f-' · · · * THE STEWARDS claim theii contract with Natumex, operator! of the ship owned by, the Mexican government, expired March 31. '. Spokesmen for the Italians claim all but two of their countrymen want to be paid up so they can leave the ship In the United States. ; Mike McDonough, NMU official, said the Americans have joined the Italian pickets "to keep the ship from moving" because the Italians belong to the Italian Federation of Seamen, an affiliate of the Inter- utional Transportation Federation, of which the NMU is a member. I Abel Fernandez, first officer of the Acapulco, said none of more than 200 Mexican crewmen are involved in the labor dispute, although they haven't been paid, either. · He said he expected that the liens--which total more than $137.000--w o u I d be cleared up Wednesday and the crew would be paid at Ihe same time. Fernandez said the 25,000-ton ship needs to go into drydock for work on her boilers. ; He said the present trouble has already cost the vessel two cruises, but that he expects the ship to put to sea vithin the week. i REPORTS THAT the latest troubles of a continuing series for the ship which started Los Angeles to Mexico serv- Jce in January, 1962, would put th- Acapulco out of busi-1 ness aren't true, said Fernandez. J ~We don't want to lose this route." he explained. "It is foo good. Well keep sailing even if with another ship." i He said he believed the Italian stewards would be released but the cooks would remain aboard. ! The woe-beset life of the Acapulco began the day sh left New York as Mexico's first ocean liner. The vessel was denied clearance to sail by Coast Guard safety inspectors on the ground that she had ^excessive wooden paneling and the two lifeboats were fauhy. The trouble boiled down, to the fact that Mexico had not signed an international agreement covering safety of life at sea. ! This wzs ironed out and she pot into senice, but on her third %-oyage, boiler trouble, the bane of her existence since, ended the trip igno moniousry in Mazatlan twc days behind schedule. J Subsequently she was taken briefly out of service to tropical Mexico for a sojourn It the Seattle World's Fair, j Even before th« labor dispute erupted Wednesday, the Acapulco's troubles added cp to more than the ship's operators felt they could handle. · Spokesmen for the Naviera Turistica Mexican*. S. A. 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