Somali pirates: MBM investigates

In this exposing and at times troubling film, John Boyle investigates the horrors of piracy in the Indian Ocean with access to pirate courtrooms, interviews with victims, and by shadowing the organisations trying to stop Somali pirates

Following the box-office success of ‘Captain Phillips’, the Hollywood film that depicts the hijacking of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates in 2009 and its captain’s subsequent ordeal, piracy in the Indian Ocean is still fresh in our minds.

In the January 2014 issue of MBM we bring you an investigation into Somali pirates, their victims and those working to stem the crime, courtesy of writer and film-maker John Boyle and his assistant Fionn Crow-Howieson.

Click the tab to watch the incredible video or read the full feature in the January 2014 issue of Motor Boats Monthly.