- Senasook worked for up to 20 hours a day in life-threatening conditions on a Thai fishing boat
- He suffered regular beatings from the ship's captain
- Rights groups estimate there could be up to 3,000 trafficked victims working on boats in these seas
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has told CNN that slave labor in his country's fishing industry "is now severe" and that Thailand will act to tackle it. CNN investigates the scale of the problem in this special report.
(CNN)The hours would be long and the work hard, but spending a year as a fisherman seemed like a good option to Samart Senasook.