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

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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