Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | What Suez Canal crisis should tell the world about seafarers

  • Global shipping crisis threw a spotlight on the rarely told story of the hardships and poor conditions endured by seafarers, at least a quarter of them from the Philippines
  • As the Covid-19 story focuses on professionals and whether they will return to offices, it must be remembered that some never even left since the pandemic began

Topic |   Maritime trade routes
Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Filipino seafarers stranded amid the coronavirus pandemic rest inside a dormitory in Manila, Philippines, on April 29, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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