Hundreds still at sea waiting for backlog at US West Coast ports to clear

Los Angeles

AFTER a two-week journey across the Pacific Ocean, Warren Galanida was eager to feel the ground under his feet in Los Angeles, eat steak and spaghetti, and visit attractions such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.

Instead, the 31-year-old sailor from Manila spent two more weeks off the shore of Southern California, stuck in a flotilla of more than 25 giant cargo ships bottlenecked in a labour dispute.

Mr Galanida and the other 24 crew members of the APL container ship passed time playing...

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