Ghost Fleet Ghost Fleet A small group of activists risk their lives to find justice and freedom for enslaved fishermen.

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About Ghost Fleet

Directed by Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron, "Ghost Fleet" delves into Thailand's fishing industry, which supplies a large portion of the world’s seafood. The country’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short of up to 60,000 fishermen per year, leaving captains scrambling to find crew.

Human traffickers have seized upon the labor shortage, selling captives from Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and across Southeast Asia for a few hundred dollars each.

Once at sea, the men often go months, or even years, without setting foot on land. Beaten, starved and held in cages, men are forced to work for little or no pay.

Thousands of slaves currently work in the Thailand seafood industry.

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The Filmmakers

Photo of Shannon Service

Shannon Service Director/Producer

Shannon Service is an independent reporter and filmmaker ...

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Jeff Waldron Director

Jeffrey earned a 2012 Independent Spirit Award Nomination ...

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Photo of Jon Bowermaster

Jon Bowermaster Producer

Writer, filmmaker and adventurer ...

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