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    The global shipping industry is facing severe labor shortages and delays, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the industry. As Jordyn Butler reports, among those hit hardest are seafarers living in India, who have been banned from several international ports – forcing them out of work for months and leaving a void in the workforce.

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