Employees Beg to Go Home
Virus crisis leaves thousands of cruise ship crew stuck at sea
5-8-20, Yahoo.com -- The cruise industry has taken a beating during the coronavirus fiasco -- now refusal of port access and no clear idea of when ships can sail once again. While the passengers have headed home, the journey drags on for tens of thousands of crew members who are stranded at sea and want to go home.
Revealed: 100,000 crew never made it off cruise ships
4-30-20, Guardian -- While most cruise ship passengers have now made it back to land, another crisis has been growing – with no safe haven in sight. Around the world, more than 100,000 crew workers are still trapped many locked in cabins refused permission to exit ship... CDC refuses to allow crew to go home more here
Stuck on Cruise Ships Crews Beg to Go Home
5-9-20, USNews.com -- Around the world tens of thousands of luxury cruise ship crew members have been trapped for weeks aboard dozens of ships. Long after world governments and cruise lines negotiated their passengers' disembarkation [exit]. Some have gotten ill and died; others have survived, but are no longer paid employees. Stated reason to halt spread of current covid virus; most ships currently have no confirmed cases of the virus.
Marvin Paz Medina, a Honduran man who works as the ship's storekeeper, sent a video to the AP of his tiny cabin of about 70 square feet (6.5 square meters), where he has been confined for more than 35 days.-->
<-- “It's hard being locked up all day, staring at the same four walls. We are trapped, feeling this anxiety that at any moment we can get seriously ill. We do not want this anymore; we want to go home. My children keep asking when I'm coming home, but I don't have an answer."
One crew member was sick, Carolina Vásquez  lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst night of her encounter with COVID-19, the Chilean woman, a line cook on the Greg Mortimer ship, summoned the strength to take a cold shower fearing the worst: losing consciousness while isolated from others.
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