Thousands of cruise ship workers remain stuck at sea, aboard hulking ships with no passengers.
While many major cruise lines in the United States have temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 12,000 workers are still on ships months after the last passengers left, according to a report.
The Coast Guard says some of those workers haven’t touched dry land since March, around the time that cruises halted excursions and started disembarking passengers, USA Today reports.
While the 12,000 number may seem high, it is reportedly down from 70,000 in May.
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