Qatar Airways Opens Mariner Lounge In Doha, Exclusively For Seafarers & Offshore Workers

Here’s a nice concept for a group of people who have largely been forgotten during the pandemic.

While border restrictions have been tough on many people during the pandemic, seafarers and offshore workers have dealt with among the greatest challenges. For those working in international waters far from home, there have been all kinds of situations where people have been stranded for months.

For example, we’ve seen this for some cruise ship workers, who were on ships in international waters near the US, but weren’t allowed to enter the US. This creates a massive headache — how do you get people to the other side of the world when no one in a nearby country wants to let them in?