The world’s oceans are one of the planet's last remaining frontiers: too big to police, the treacherous waters play host to the unbridled extremes of human behaviour. After five years reporting at sea witnessing crime and exploitation, journalist Ian Urbina recalls the time he had a heart-stopping near-miss with militant Islamic groups.
Ian Urbina spent five years, more than three of them at sea, uncovering the stories in The Outlaw Ocean, which began life as a series of articles for The New York Times that won seven major awards. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times where his investigations have covered oil and mining disasters, sex trafficking, high-school shooting, criminal justice, worker safety and the environment. Several have been made into films, and he has been nominated for an Emmy. Urbina has degrees in history from Georgetown and the University of Chicago, and lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.