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300,000 seafarers still stuck on ship

300,000 seafarers still stuck on ship

Maritime
About 300,000 seafarers are still stuck aboard vessels across the world owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the affected seafarers said they are already feeling like they have been taken “hostage”, while they miss their families for several months. One of the seafarers, Ashchaye Mohitram, said he has not set foot on land since early March. He’s been stuck on an MSC cruise ship since the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cruise industry to shut down most global operations. “For the past six months we have been struggling to get back home,” Mohitram told ABC News. “We feel like hostages here, being far away from our family and not being on land for so long.” The 28-year-old steward said he’s one of a group of 103 Mauritian seafarers on three different MSC ships near the...