Hapag-Lloyd watch officer Kim Jes Nagies had no reason to suspect he would miss one of life's great moments when he boarded his ship in South Korea on 10 January.

The 31-year-old seafarer had learned just weeks before that his wife, Ann-Christin, was pregnant.

But by the time Covid-19 had spread around the world trapping crews on vessels, seven months had elapsed and Nagies had missed the birth of baby Hanna.

Nagies, who lives in the north-western German coastal city of Brunsbuttel, has worked at Hapag-Lloyd as a watch officer since 2018.