ghost fleet

programme information


1 x 90'

Production Company

Vulcan Productions/Seahorse Productions






Winner - Best Film, People and Oceans Category - Jackson Hole 2019
Winner - Best International Feature - Honourable Mention - Double Edge Festivale 2019

Episode Information

‘Ghost Fleet’ lifts the veil on the seafood industry, revealing striking stories of survival and redemption. Much of the seafood in our daily lives was caught by slaves. Thailand is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters, with a huge fishing fleet that needs thousands of fishermen. Decades of overfishing has decimated fish populations. Now, Thai captains scramble to find crews willing to travel thousands of miles to find the fish. Human traffickers have started to fill the labor shortage by selling men from impoverished nations to fishing companies. Once at sea, these captive men go months, even years, without setting foot on land. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.

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