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All at sea

Another tough month for seafarers, but there are still plenty of young people passionate about starting a career at sea. Our special correspondent hopes they get given a break.

An oft quoted truism is that there is a shipping backstory to every global event. Photogenic incidents such as the groundings of the Ever Given and Costa Concordia might produce powerful images, but the past couple of years has seen Covid-induced supply chain disruptions put the focus on how much of everyday life depends on shipping and the crews that make it happen. Covid has now largely slipped off the headlines, only to be replaced by the horrors of war in the Ukraine. Outside of the humanit...

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