Lascar crew members aboard P&O liner the Kampala. Photo: Getty Images
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Who were the lascars, where did they come from and where have they gone?

  • Muslim seamen from around Asia, many of them stereotypical drunken sailors, are remembered in Hong Kong road names
  • Bangladeshi and Indonesian crew still sail the high seas, although the archaic term has fallen from favour

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Lascar crew members aboard P&O liner the Kampala. Photo: Getty Images
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