Coronavirus: Seafarers stuck at sea ‘a humanitarian crisis’ – BBC News
By Jonathan Josephs & Mary-Ann RussonBusiness reporters, BBC News
The fate of more than 200,000 seafarers who play a crucial role in keeping global trade flowing is being labelled a “humanitarian crisis at sea”.
More than 300 firms and organisations are urging for them to be treated as “key workers”, so they can return home without risking public health.
More than 90% of global trade – from household goods to medical supplies – is moved by sea.
But governments have banned crew from coming ashore…