Aboard the Run Da vessels

A warning for Pacific crew

Sometime in 2018, a Fiji policewoman told us an incredible story about a young Fijian fellow who had been a deckhand crew member on the Run Da 5, a Chinese longline vessel licensed to fish in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean for southern albacore, tuna and tuna-like species; also licensed to transship on the high seas. 

Eventually, we spoke to the fellow, Tevita, who stays in an informal settlement in the Tamavua area. Even after him telling us his . . .

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