Lawless Oceans

A shocking video shows four men, clinging to floating wreckage in the middle of the sea. Shots ring out. The men in the water are picked off and killed – one by one…

The world’s oceans have become a Wild West, where there is scant law enforcement and bandits operate with impunity. Beyond their territorial waters governments have little incentive to police the high seas. Add to that flags of convenience, multi-national crews and extended chains of vessel ownership, and you rapidly encounter complex and multiple layers of deniability.

Over six gripping episodes, Lawless Oceans follows maritime special investigator Karsten von Hoesslin, as he uses his extensive knowledge and network of informants to dive into the murky depths to try and solve this shocking murder mystery. In the process he encounters drug smuggling, people trafficking, illegal fishing and piracy – all rife as criminals roam free, beyond the reach of the law. Will Karsten find out who killed these four men? Can he discover who they were and why they were killed? If you want to get away with murder, the high seas are certainly the place to do it.

  1. The Crime

    A video on You Tube shot from a fishing vessel shows men in the sea brutally gun...

  2. The Witness

    The investigation has a major breakthrough where a second video of the killings...

  3. The Case

    In the Philippines, the investigation hots up as Karsten tracks down more witnes...

  4. The Captain

    In Kenya, Karsten investigates a possible link between an international drug tra...

  5. The Victims

    No bodies, fingerprints, or DNA. Will Karsten be able to identify the victims in...