Together with Bangkok based production company Rubber Knife Productions, I spent several days in Ranong, on Thailand’s west coast, where we documented this trial program. We were contracted by Thai Union and my job was to photograph the installation of the satellite system, the fishermen and their families, while RKP were producing a short documentary on the trial program.
As part of this trial, teams were deployed to selected Thai fishing vessels to install Inmarsat’s Fleet One satellite terminals. This satellite system produces accurate electronic data regarding the size, location and time of a catch, crew information, working hours and working conditions. With the help of this new system, boat owners are able to track their vessels and monitor their exact location.