Livestock Ship

As well as its highly recommended coverage of the Hanjin bankruptcy, this gem from Splash247 has some extraordinary tales of life at sea from a veterinarian aboard the livestock vessels that ply the world’s oceans. This snapshot is in itself a hugely damning first-person indictment of the inadequate working conditions for seafarers on these vessels, and comes with some pretty graphic tales of shipboard injuries. “What shocked me most was the disregard for humanity and the poor conditions that many seafarers are forced to endure. Not just on live animal export ships, but also on many [ships] I witnessed in ports we worked in.”

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