COVID-19 | South Africans stranded at sea

South African cruise ship crews, dangerously close to their emotional limits after months at sea with no end in sight, had their hopes of returning home shattered on Friday when a flight was cancelled.

Several suicides on five different cruise ships have been reported by crews marooned at sea across the globe. South African Natasha Micha, who worked as a nurse on a cruise ship in South America said “we were lucky” not to have had any suicides on board.