DENOUNCES EL PAIS: Foreign fishermen disembark in the port one dead crew member per month
Monday, November 19, 2018, 10:50 (GMT + 9)
Montevideo - The fishing boats that arrive at the port of Montevideo come full of surprises. One tonne of toothfish without declaring here, another ton of blue shark there and some boxes with 1,400 kilos of cocaine hidden somewhere. Half a ton of hake here, a ton and a half of breams over there and a dead crew member in one of the bunk beds. Not always, of course, but too often. Because since 2013, on average, once a month the capital port receives a fishing vessel that has lost one of its crew due to the precarious and often illegal working conditions that exist on board these ocean traders.
At four o'clock in the afternoon the Indonesians sleep. There, almost on the other side of the planet, the four of Uruguay are two o'clock in the morning. But Budi had not been able to sleep for three days. It was not jet lag or the anxiety of stepping on firm ground. He ha... FULL STORY