The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina
The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on the high seas called “The Outlaw Ocean.”
In this series, Ian Urbina reveals that crime and violence in international waters often goes unpunished. To see the stories, check out “The Outlaw Ocean” here: www.nytimes.com/oceans
He has been with the Times since 2003.
Few places on Earth are as free from legal oversight as the high seas. One ship has been among the most persistent offenders.
A video shows at least four unarmed men being gunned down in the water. Despite dozens of witnesses, the killings went unreported and remain a mystery.
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.
For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher.
For other stories in “The Outlaw Ocean” series, check out http://www.nytimes.com/oceans