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February 4, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The nation's 2,800 dockworkers went on strike, paralyzing every port. The dockworkers are demanding an extra $50 a day for handling hazardous loads, as well as improved pension and health insurance plans. They have staged repeated strikes and slowdowns in recent weeks. Spiros Marinakis, president of the International Shipping Union, a group representing firms in Athens, said the strikes are causing serious long-term damage to Greek shipping.
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February 4, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The nation's 2,800 dockworkers went on strike, paralyzing every port. The dockworkers are demanding an extra $50 a day for handling hazardous loads, as well as improved pension and health insurance plans. They have staged repeated strikes and slowdowns in recent weeks. Spiros Marinakis, president of the International Shipping Union, a group representing firms in Athens, said the strikes are causing serious long-term damage to Greek shipping.
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March 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Clinging to life rafts dropped by Canadian and U.S. aircraft or floating in high seas, 13 sailors were rescued Friday in a dramatic operation after their cargo ship sank in the Atlantic. But Friday night, hours after the bodies of six others were recovered, the search by aircraft and ships was called off with 12 crew members missing and presumed dead.
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