On average, a large ship sinks every four days and between 2,000 and 6,000 seamen die annually, typically because of avoidable accidents linked to lax safety practices.
— New York Times
Thailand is one of the worst human trafficking hubs on earth. It has been black-listed for the past two years.
— US State Department
After being sold to the factory, they were trapped with nearly 100 other Burmese migrants. Children worked alongside them, including a girl so tiny she had to stand on a stool to reach the peeling table.
— news.com.au
Last year, more than 5,200 seafarers were attacked by pirates and robbers and more than 500 were taken hostage
— New York Times Database