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(Podcast) Beyond the Headlines: Stranded seafarers to return home after years abroad

Author: The National (UAE), Published on: 19 December 2019

On December 19, 33 months after they were first abandoned at sea, the four seafarers finalised an agreement with their employer for 80 per cent of their owed wages.

We hear from Vikash Mishra one of the seafarers who has spent over three years away from his family as well as Rev Andy Bowerman from the Mission to Seafarers, a non profit that has been helping the crew. Senior Associate Shehab Mamdouh from the legal firm Fichte and Co. gives us an insight into maritime law.

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