SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines



Jonathan Saul, Roslan Khasawneh | Reuters

“I’ve seen grown men cry,” says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn’t set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn’t sure when he’ll go home.

“We are forgotten and taken for granted,” he says of the plight facing tens of thousands of seafarers like him, stranded at sea as the Delta variant of the coronavirus wreaks havoc on shore.

“People don’t know how their supermarkets are stocked up.”

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