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 an overall cumulative readership of over 115.3 million.

Global Seafarer Abandonment

— created by Matthew and Eliza Ader