Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates

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Ross Kemp: In Search of PiratesThe actor investigates the boom in piracy on the world's oceans, traveling to some of the planet’s biggest trouble spots to discover the problems faced by potential targets and those trying to protect them.

He begins in London, where he discovers the economic impact of hijackings on global trade, before joining a Royal Navy anti-piracy ship in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia.

Than he explores the impact of piracy in Nigeria, where more people are killed in raids than anywhere else in the world. He discovers the devastating effects that pirates are having on the area’s fishing fleet, with almost 300 workers killed over the past few years, and how attacks on oil tankers at the port of Lagos are threatening the country's economy.

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Comments and User Reviews

  • Achems Razor

    Excellent Doc. About modern day Pirates! Just mind boggling the abject poverty and filthy conditions of some of these areas. Polluted beyond belief!. Incomprehensible that people can live that way!. Definitely no garbage collection in these areas except the waterways. Shows how the Oil Conglomerates are killing the land.

    But alas, there was only two episodes! Episode three shows Ross Kemp meeting the pirates, which is not included.

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    There it is Achems. Cheers.

  • Achems Razor

    Excellent Docs.

    On episode 3 the pirates do not think of themselves of criminals, just an honest hard days work. Most of the money goes to undefined rich bosses.

  • Umesh

    this is a really great work done by Ross Kemp. and Vlatko ofcourse, thanks for this site of knowledge and facts of the world.

  • http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/about/ Vlatko

    Not a problem Umesh. Thanks a lot.

  • BLITZer

    Ross Kemp Never Fails!

  • Lara

    I really loved this ,
    it's the only document I ever found about Modern Day Piracy.
    Thank you !!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A6QVYTNWGSSBWIBDLQSA4TYJPQ Ajarn L

    My father was a sea Captain for OOCL, he was killed in 1980 in the Phillipines.
    I couldn't see the rest of this because of an error but something tells me it doesn't document the new wave of piracy that started around 1980 and seems to mention around six years before this documentary.

  • Floor, Dirk en Ik

    Am I the only one who thinks this was really boring?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539977989 Guled Abukar Omar

    quit stealing our resources and dumping nuclear waste and generally exploiting our country of somalia, and watch this so called "piracy" die down, you western have reached a new hight of arrogance with the level of your bullshit! This video is nothing more then a glorified propaganda campaign by western nations to justify their illegal activities of the coast of Somalia!

  • maff77

    Its not our fault your country can't feed half it's people! The Americans tried to help your people and the political situation in your country but you chased them out. Stop stealing the worlds ships and actually try and sort the basic problems in your country out, the world is not going to stand for a single country disrupting the worlds most important trade route.

  • humansoul

    um excuse me i have a lot of contacts and friends in nigeria what you have stated is true its not just the Americans its the uk france spain and most of the opec group to blame and yes they could not give a damm about human life and the enviroment in which these people have to try and live .have you been there ? NO I BET NOT.ITS THE OIL COMPANIES MAINTAINING DISORDER SO THAT THEY CAN SUCK IT DRY AND MAINTAIN CHEAP CRUDE AT A VERY HIGH COST WHICH IN THE LONG RUN EVEN YOU AND AND MY SELF AND MOST OF THE THE WORLD WILL SUFFER. nice one Ross KEEP UPTHE WORK