Ross Kemp: In Search of Pirates
The 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.
Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 45 minutes)