(Part 2 of 2) - There is a major flaw in the international shipping industry: the determination of ultimate ownership. This secrecy leads to unfathomable corruption without consequence. This week, host Elisa is joined by award-winning reporter, Matthew Campbell, to discuss his new book, Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy. The book illustrates the shocking corruption and inner workings of the international shipping industry, told through the lens of the 2011 Brillante Virtuoso hijacking and its aftermath. During a time when piracy ran rapid, why was the Brillante Virtuoso hijacking such an unusual case? In Part 2 of his interview, Matthew unpacks the global impacts of this corruption, and how he got started tracking such a fascinating story.
Matthew Campbell is a reporter and editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and the co-author of Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy.
Campbell, Matthew, and Kit Chellel. Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy. Penguin Random House, 2022
“UK and EU hit Russian oil cargoes with insurance ban.” Financial Times. May 2022
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