Crew Comments Translated During Murder at Sea
Human Rights at Sea (HRAS), an independent maritime human rights resource, has been provided with verified translations of crew comments made over mobile phone footage during the disturbing YouTube video showing the murder of seafarers in international waters.
The footage has been reviewed by specialist translators working for the EAP Research and Information Centre, Voice of America.
There does not appear to be any Thai being spoken.
"1,2 …. 1,2,3… 4 guys …3… one, two, over there … third one … this one is the 4th"
"one more … five guys"
"Run after it, catch it right away"
"Come closer, so we can film…"
Part of the video is in Mandarin, with one sentence in Cantonese.
"Camera, Camera! !"
The following conversation spans from 7:49 to the 9-minute mark:
"I can’t see!"
"That one … over there"
"He’s floating over!"
(Cantonese) "Hurry up!"
"To the front! Hurry to the front! Camera! To the front! Camera!"
"Camera! Camera! Camera!"
Please note that this is the first set of verified translations received by HRAS and may not be complete at the time of posting.
Earlier MarEx coverage: Video Shows Fishing Boat Crew Being Murdered