The Outlaw Ocean
Weak rules, little oversight, and violence at sea: Ian Urbina of the New York Times offers a stunning exposé of crime on the high seas in this multi-part series.
The four-part “The Outlaw Ocean” provides a stunning and disturbing look at crime at sea. Part One, “Stowaways and Crimes Aboard A Scofflaw Ship
” describes the case of two South African men who stowaway aboard the fishing ship Dona Liberta
, a boat notorious for cheating its crew and disregarding the laws of the sea. Part Two, “Murder At Sea: Captured on Video But Killers Go Free
” shows graphic video content of four unarmed men being gunned down in the water in the hopes that by circulating it broadly it may be determined who was involved so that the killers may be brought to justice. Part Three, “Sea Slaves: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish
” exposes the rampant human rights abuses at sea as men are forced into servitude aboard fishing fleets which provide the bulk of the world’s pet and livestock feed. Part Four, "A Renegade Trawler, Hunted for 10,000 Miles by Vigilantes,"
reports on a vigilante ship during the pursuit in the South Atlantic. This final installment also shows how difficult it is to enforce law on the high seas but how essential it is that we try.
Follow the #OutlawOcean
conversation on Twitter to learn more.
World Ocean Journal, Volume II
Volume Two of the World Ocean Journal
is an e-magazine on ocean culture and solutions to today’s ocean issues. This volume includes essays on ocean solutions, a review of a new and provocative book, art and sculpture from Newfoundland, ocean innovations outlining ways to save the ocean and ourselves, and more. The purpose of the World Ocean Journal
is to profile the various and vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. We hope you will enjoy Volume Two, and will consider sharing with your friends, family, and colleagues.
In This Issue of the World Ocean Journal:
The Seasteading Floating City Project
asks us to contemplate the possibility for man-made floating cities to save the ocean.
President Tommy Remengesau of Palau
will share his keynote address from the 2014 United Nations Health Oceans Forum, speaking about the Stand Alone Oceans Goal and the future of small island developing states.
Ghislaine Maxwell of the TerraMar Project
writes about the UNESCO Garbage Patch State and the ocean's recycling problem.
And more! Download Volume Two today
. And please let us know what you think
Ships at Sea
Presently, there are four major American vessels engaging in research using human-operated submersibles able to retrieve geological, biological, and archaeological cores, samples, and artifacts from the deep ocean floor.
These research submersibles are: Okeanos Explorer
, operated by NOAA; Nautilus
, operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust; Atlantis
, operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; and Falkor
, operated by the Schmidt Ocean Institute. The work occurring aboard these vessels demonstrates their technological, educational, and communications capacity. In addition, Greenpeace has a fleet of ships plying the world ocean to save the planet and protect the global commons. The Greenpeace vessels are the face of the organization’s campaign, sailing to the remotest parts of the world to take action against environmental degradation and crimes against the law of the sea.
Many of these ships' live feeds refresh every thirty seconds. Visit the Ships at Sea
page and click on the ship’s image to go to that feed.