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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 one crew member who was able to go home, and with many who are still stuck on board.
In this episode:
Sterling Howell, musician and cruise line entertainer; Krista Thomas, former guest services director for Norwegian Cruises; Ghoseawon 'Albert' Luxmeeparsad, and other Mauritian crew members.
Cruise lines face legal storm over coronavirus outbreaks
Thousands of Indian seafarers stranded due to coronavirus curbs
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If you are struggling with mental health issues, there are suicide crisis lines available in many countries. Here are some resources:
International Association for Suicide Prevention
Global Suicide Hotline Resources — WhatsApp