Crew of Argentina's seized ship Libertad arrive home from Ghana on Air France charter

Emily Schmall, The Associated Press
Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - More than 280 crew members who had to leave the Argentine navy's signature sailing ship moored in Africa have arrived back in Buenos Aires after a frustrating flight home.

The tall ship Libertad may be stuck indefinitely in Ghana since Argentine President Cristina Fernandez refuses to negotiate with the investors who persuaded a judge to hold it as collateral for Argentina's unpaid debts.

NML Capital wants Argentina to forfeit a $20 million bond in order to free the ship, but Fernandez says she won't pay a dime.

Relatives of the sailors are waiting with banners, balloons and even babies to welcome them home.