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The Hidden Cost Behind the Explosion in Beirut

Thanks to the expanding global grid of editors at news outlets that have asked to partner with us for the sake of running these stories from The Outlaw Ocean Project, we recently published a piece tied to the deadly explosion in Beirut that takes a look at the wider problem of abandonment of ships, seafarers and cargo around the world and its environmental, public safety and human toll.

This story was published in over 20 international news outlets within 20 countries, translated into more than 11 languages, and had a readership of millions.

Global Seafarer Abandonment

— created by Matthew and Eliza Ader

Seafarer abandonment is an ongoing issue, further inflamed by the current pandemic. Holly Pate, digital strategies editor of The Outlaw Ocean Project, wrote a piece discussing the seafarers currently stranded that was published in El SolIsland TimesThe Palawan NewsThe NationEl Tiempo, and Sentient Media.

The reporting for this story was published in outlets around the world.

  • 20News Outlets
  • 20Countries
  • 11Languages

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