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Restricted to Ship – episode 2 – Ghosted in Shanghai

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The second episode is online of a YouTube series documenting life onboard a US-flagged containership stranded mid-repair in a Shanghai shipyard during on the current lockdown.

The second episode entitled “Ghosted in Shanghai” recounts life on days 21 and 28 of the lockdown onboard the vessel and trying to deal with keeping shoreside power running. The vessel’s engine is in pieces mid-repair and a ballast water treatment system partially fitted.

The episode focuses in on individuals in the crew, many close to or past the end of their contracts, and how they are coping with the situation and unsure when they will next see their families. “We are keeping ourselves busy to fight the boredom,” says one. Another questions if they’ll ever got off the ship.

Even once work restarts, whenever that might be, its estimated it would take another six weeks to complete.

The crew on the vessel featured are not the only ones stranded with another 25 ships said to be in the yard.

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