Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP
Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP

Slow boat to nowhere: coronavirus leaves exploited fishing crew members stuck on the high seas

  • Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are estimated to be trapped at sea because of travel restrictions, with little chance of returning home
  • Labour groups and the UN have called on governments to help in the repatriations of the crew members, who are often subject to abusive working conditions

Topic |   Human trafficking
Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP
Indonesian police removing the body of an Indonesian crew member who was killed on board a fishing vessel off Batam Island in July. Photo: AFP
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