Many crew members from merchant ships have escaped, but plenty more are stuck on cold ships with supplies of everything from food to medicines fast running out.
In early 2020, stranded cruise ships became a stark symbol of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Now it’s seafarers stranded on cargo ships.
Little public attention has been paid to the seafarers working onboard the tanker who were caught up in the incident.
Being stuck on a ship is not only unpleasant, it’s also very dangerous.
With 90 percent of global goods coming to us by ship, who are the men and women who care for the crews?