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"The Catch" is documentary investigation that found Canada may be complicit in violating international law because the country’s navy and air force assists the U.S. Coast Guard to police international waters and capture suspected drug smugglers, some of whom have reported mistreatment on board U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
The New York Times Magazine investigates modern-day cases of piracy in international waters. It specifically focuses on the case of the Petro Ranger, a medium-sized tanker skippered by Captain Ken Blyth. The Petro Ranger was taken over by a small group of pirates and repainted. The pirates tried to take the ship to China in an attempt to sell the ship's precious cargo -- jet fuel -- on the black market. Blyth was able to notify authorities while they were in a Chinese port. However, the pirates have since been released and are reportedly still engaged in piracy.
The New York Times investigates the working conditions of cruise ship dishwashers, cooks and cabin cleaners. The newspaper found that cruise lines avoid "American minimum wage requirements and other labor laws" by registering their "corporations and ships in countries like Liberia and Panama, where laws are lax and enforcement is weak."