Tempo and an independent publication from Taiwan, The Reporter, investigated cases of human trafficking and enslavement aboard fishing trawlers. There are tens of thousands of Indonesian crew members aboard Taiwanese fishing boats operating on international waters. Having no official documents, these seamen are not listed as migrant workers by both…
Employment agencies hiring fishing boat crews in Indonesia are unlicensed and seamen fall prey to bureaucratic tussle between two ministries.
Indonesian crews live on board their ship at portside. They get their kicks visiting food stalls which remind them of home.
A photograph of Effendy Tios standing next to National Police Deputy Chief Comsr. Gen. Syafruddin hangs on the wall of the office of Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) in Pluit, North Jakarta.