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Fear, threats and bad food: life aboard a sanctions-hit Iranian ship

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout
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Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war against Iran. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of...more

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war against Iran. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war against Iran. REUTERS/Handout

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war against Iran....more

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. The eight Indian crew members on board the MV Amina had no inkling they were trapped on the frontline of the West's economic war against Iran. REUTERS/Handout
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Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout

MV Amina, an Iranian-flagged cargo ship, is seen in this undated photograph off Sri Lanka coast. REUTERS/Handout
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Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Harpreet Singh, a 25-year-old sailor who worked as a helmsman on the MV Amina, poses for a picture at his home in Navi Mumbai January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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