The MV Iceberg 1 crewmembers interviewed by SCI are still suffering physical and emotional trauma from the their years in captivity, have been unable to find work at sea or ashore, and are still deeply affected in other ways by their horrific experience. For some, their return home has turned into a new form of suffering. These videos and others in the SCI series on piracy, can also be seen on YouTube.
These videos come to us through the Seaman's Church Institute's Seamen's Voices project; the intent is to interview seafarers to learn their experiences get their points of view. What a brilliant idea - ask the seafarer! We can hope that asking us what our lives are like, and how our problems should be solved, will happen more often in our industry.
Please have a look, share these with your friends, and think about what you - yes, you! - might be able to do to to ease the suffering of piracy victims everywhere, and to keep hijackings from happening in the first place. Add a comment with your ideas below!