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

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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