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Bangkok’s Treasure Divers


They’re described as Thailand’s answer to ‘Indiana Jones’. A community of divers in Bangkok makes a living by retrieving old coins, china, jewelry and scrap metal from the city's Chao Phraya River to. Sometimes they even find skulls and skeletons. Even though diving for these sunken treasures brings them just a few dollars a day, they are always hopeful for a rare find. Martin Lowe joined these real-life adventurers to ask them how and why they do it.

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Bangkok’s Treasure Divers


They’re described as Thailand’s answer to ‘Indiana Jones’. A community of divers in Bangkok makes a living by retrieving old coins, china, jewelry and scrap metal from the city's Chao Phraya River to. Sometimes they even find skulls and skeletons. Even though diving for these sunken treasures brings them just a few dollars a day, they are always hopeful for a rare find. Martin Lowe joined these real-life adventurers to ask them how and why they do it.

 

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bangkok treasure divers CREDITS

 

WRITER & CORRESPONDENT: MARTIN LOWE

CAMERAMAN & SEGMENT EDITOR: PEERAYOT LAKKANANUKUL   

ASSISTANT PRODUCER: PATTHIYA TONGFUENG 

 

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Taken Hostage at Sea


Seafarers working on international ships face threats of maritime piracy and heightened security risks. They and their families suffer anxiety and losses when the seafarers are injured, held in captivity or worse killed. Steve Lunt spoke to a seafarer who was taken hostage by pirates at gunpoint, and the parents of a young cadet whose vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates. Not only did he uncover the physical, emotional and psychological damage inflicted on the seafarers, but also on the sailors’ families and loved ones.

Taken Hostage at Sea


Seafarers working on international ships face threats of maritime piracy and heightened security risks. They and their families suffer anxiety and losses when the seafarers are injured, held in captivity or worse killed. Steve Lunt spoke to a seafarer who was taken hostage by pirates at gunpoint, and the parents of a young cadet whose vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates. Not only did he uncover the physical, emotional and psychological damage inflicted on the seafarers, but also on the sailors’ families and loved ones.

 

Watch the story below:

 

ordeal at sea CREDITS


Producer/Director/Cameraman/Editor: Steve Lunt

Production Assistant: Rose Anne Yumang