Trying to stay afloat: Dutch heritage vessels sail in protest

Dutch owners of historic sailing vessels set out to sea to protest the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on tourism.

In the Netherlands, a fleet of historical sailing ships is staging an unusual protest.

They want the government to do something to help them maintain their boats, which have found a new life as tourist vessels.

With the coronavirus pandemic and physical distancing measures making it impossible to achieve the volume they need, the owners fear they will lose their ships.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Muiden in the Netherlands.