Marketplace covered this in their show today:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/world/asia/philippines-fishing-ships-illegal-manning-agencies.html
I thought I remembered this guy’s articles being discussed in the past, but I haven’t found that post yet.
I hope the fuckers running those agencies get thrown into Cambodian prisons and they get a taste of the treatment those men endured.
(The death benefit provided to a seafarer by a legal manning agency in the Philippines is typically at least $50,000.'s)
That’s the maximum death benefit amount SIU core plus offers, provided you work the minimum required days for years and years.
(After Mr. Andrade died, officials from Step Up and Hung Fei Fishery Co., the owner of the Taiwanese fishing ship he had worked on, offered to pay his family about $5,000, according to a 2012 letter from the Philippine Embassy in Singapore.)
The exact amount, $5,000, that the same plan offers provided you only worked two years prior.