Stranded Mauritian cruise workers finally begin journey home

Some of 101 crew left stranded off Brazil amid Covid-19 crisis protested to demand repatriation

Dozens of Mauritian cruise ship workers who were stranded off the coast of Brazil throughout the pandemic have finally started their journey home after desperate appeals to return.

A crew member representing the 101 workers, who have been at anchor on three ships off Santos in southern Brazil, said they had not been paid for over six months by the cruise line MSC, one of the companies leading the industry’s return to operations.

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