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Norway Warns of the Forgotten Victims of Covid – Seafarers

Norway's leader addressing UN conference by video

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020 By Lars Erik Taraldsen for Bloomberg — Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic aren’t offered similar protections and rights to other essential workers. Solberg is using her speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday …

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Racism? If the 300,000 seafarers stuck at sea came from rich, white countries would there be a repatriation problem?

Crew members taking a break on a cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2020 Let’s call it what it is. One of the reasons 300,000 seafarers languish at sea waiting to come home is racism plain and simple. HALIFAX, CANADA – Statistically, most of the people who work on cargo ships share three things in common. They’re not white, they come from poorer nations and they’re out of sight, tucked …

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