Shannon Service

Ghost Fleet

Shannon Service is an independent reporter and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the BBC and The Guardian of London. She primarily focuses on crimes at sea, but her stories wander to everything from the ravages of war to the intimacies of heartbreak.

     In 2012, she worked with Becky Palmstrom to break the story of slavery on Thai fishing boats for NPR’s Morning Edition Her documentary Ghost Fleet follows up, setting sail with a Thai abolitionist as she scours remote islands for slaves who’ve jumped ship.

    Shannon has won several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow, and lives on a houseboat with her pet seagull, Fluffy.