The cruise is over, but coronavirus has crews stranded at sea

Coronavirus-related travel restrictions are preventing people who work on ships from disembarking.

    When coronavirus hit the cruise industry, many passengers were allowed to disembark and were repatriated to their home countries. But as of mid-May, about 100,000 crew members were still at sea, trying to get home.

    We speak with Sterling Howell, musician and cruise line entertainer crew member who was able to go home, Krista Thomas, former guest services director for Norwegian Cruises, and with many who are still stuck on board, including Ghoseawon "Albert" Luxmeeparsad, and other Mauritian crew members.

    For more:

    Cruise lines face legal storm over coronavirus outbreaks

    Thousands of Indian seafarers stranded due to coronavirus curbs

    If you are struggling with mental health issues, there are suicide crisis lines available in many countries around the world. Here are some of those resources:

    Open Counseling

    International Association for Suicide Prevention

    Global Suicide Hotline Resources - WhatsApp

    The team:

    Amy Walters produced this episode with Dina Kesbeh, Priyanka Tilve, Ney Alvarez, Alexandra Locke and Malika Bilal. Alex Roldan is The Take's sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take's executive producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera's head of audio.

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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