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Countries agree to help seafarers marooned at sea due to coronavirus

Many have been at sea for longer than an 11-month limit laid out in a maritime labour convention.

[LONDON] A dozen countries including the United States, Britain and Singapore agreed on Thursday to speed up efforts to get hundreds of thousands of stranded merchant sailors home after they had been at sea for many months due to the coronavirus.

Some 200,000 seafarers are affected, with...

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