Fight Between Commodities Giants and Shippers Leaves Seafarers Stuck at Sea

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    By Jack Wittels, K Oanh Ha and Aaron Clark (Bloomberg) —

    A standoff between commodities giants and shipping companies is prolonging the labor crisis at sea, with an estimated 200,000 seafarers still stuck on their vessels beyond the expiration of their contracts and past the requirements of globally accepted safety standards. 

    In an effort to keep deliveries of food, fuel and other raw materials on schedule, some of the big commodities firms are avoiding hiring certain vessels or imposing conditions that may block relief for exhausted seafarers.

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