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Revealed: 100,000 crew never made it off cruise ships amid coronavirus crisis

While most cruise ship passengers have now made it back to land, another crisis has been growing – with no safe haven in sight. Around the world, more than 100,000 crew workers are still trapped on cruise ships, at least 50 of which have Covid-19 infections, a Guardian investigation has found. They are shut out of ports and banned from air travel that would allow them to return to their homes. Many of these crew are quarantined in tiny cabins, and some have had their pay cut off. They have in effect become a nation of floating castaways, marooned on boats from the Galapagos Islands to Dubai port.  Read more....



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