September 22, 2016

A San Jose tuna boat captain was sued Thursday by two Indonesian fishermen who said they were forced into high-seas slavery aboard a Honolulu-based fishing vessel for several months before escaping when the boat docked at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

Abdul Fatah and Sorihin, who goes by a single name, filed a human labor trafficking lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco against Thoai Van Nguyen. They are seeking unspecified damages for purportedly being held captive on the Sea Queen II in late 2009 and early 2010 while fishing for tuna, swordfish and other seafood prized by U.S. stores and restaurants.

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