Seamen fled the ship in attempt to return home. New trend? VIDEO

Police intercepted two seamen attempting to flee their ship at Keelung Port, Taiwan, on Apr 4. They’ve been returned to the ship, donned in masks and plastic bags or coats. Both runaways of Myanmar nationality wanted to return home, to Myanmar. Seems like a naïve act, but what do we know? Undoubtedly, a lot of dramas and even tragedies, are currently taken place on board of thousands of merchant ships around the world, because of insane virus fight policies. The number of such personal dramas will forever remain unknown, as well as the outcome, except in some cases after they turn into accidents or tragedies. Just imagine a young seaman whose shore leave is long overdue, and who suddenly, lost contact with girlfriend. Or a family man losing his mind out of anxiety, when his family goes off the line for a day or two. Or a young man deprived of woman’ company for months. Situation is becoming almost unbearable if taking into account absolute lack of anything decisive, any timeline or realistic perspective to be relieved anytime soon.
The way the ruling elites deal with this hyped “deadly” flu, is absolutely irresponsible and, more and more so with each passing day, downright criminal.




My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.