Samoa Sailors

Samoan govt says stranded sailors have to stay put

This is despite a call by the International Transport Federation for the government to find ways to repatriate the sailors.

The ITF's Scott McDine urged the government to act through an email to the Samoa Observer newspaper.

"As we have said, Governments cannot continue with a mentality of out of sight, out of mind, and must use all their influence to end this humanitarian crisis," Scott McDine said.

"All Governments must ramp up action before we see more serious consequences."