My cousin worked on one of these boats as a scientific observer (not an Indonesian fisherman.)
Were they interviewed for the article? How accurate is the reporting?
I know someone who went out on some fishing boats for a few months. I could never quite get my head around the rules on where the workers from the Philippines were allowed to fish. anyway she had to stop going out cause one of the English workers became obsessed with her and wouldn’t stop contacting her.
He was given a stateroom, guest of honour type stuff so unlikely he lived off roaches with the crew, or that they let him see anything
Cuz also did a stint on a small vessel out of Grimsby (arrrr).
5 man crew I think and they “encouraged” him to help with the bloody fishing work also.
Last one he ever did.