Trapped aboard an abandoned cargo ship: one sailor’s four-year ordeal | Curio

Trapped aboard an abandoned cargo ship: one sailor’s four-year ordeal

18 mins | May 13, 2021

“The world has been isolating, but I have been abandoned.” Could you survive being stranded on a boat for years? When a ship’s owner runs out of money, crew members often end up unpaid and stuck aboard. Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw tell us the remarkable story of Chief Mate Mohammad Aisha, a young Syrian man 400 miles from home, trapped in an impossible web of maritime democracy and Egyptian law for more than four years.

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From The Wall Street Journal