The Miami Herald has reported that a
private equity firm would take a controlling stake in Windjammer
Barefoot Cruises, the Miami-based tall ship line.
Windjammer did not
return phone calls for comment, but the Herald reported that TAG
Virgin Islands would expand the four-sailboat fleet.
The information was
disclosed days after a Windjammer vessel, the Yankee Clipper, was
detained by port authorities in Grenada because crewmembers
complained hey had not been paid thousands of dollars in wages, the
Herald reported, and that another one of its vessels, the
Polynesia, was apparently also in dispute with its crew due to a
apparently stranded due to the Yankee Clipper's detainment, and the
newspaper reported that Jerry Ceder, an adviser to TAG Virgin
Islands, said that Windjammer would compensate then for any
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