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Stuck at sea: How to save the world’s seafarers and the supply systems they support

A cargo ship anchored as Italy struggled to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in March Image: REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Kate Whiting

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 World seaborne trade volumes rose to an all-time high of 11 billion tonnes in 2018.
World seaborne trade volumes rose to an all-time high of 11 billion tonnes in 2018 Image: UNCTAD
Seafarers who have spent the past months working onboard vessels arrive at the Changi Airport to board their flight back home to India during a crew change amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore June 12, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Seafarers arrive at Changi Airport to board their flight back home to India during a crew change in Singapore on 12 June. Image: REUTERS/Edgar Su
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