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.
Thailand is one of the worst human trafficking hubs on earth. It has been black-listed for the past two years.
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.
Last year, more than 5,200 seafarers were attacked by pirates and robbers and more than 500 were taken hostage