In pictures: Kenyan fishermen’s precarious life on the open sea

The crew Muftal Khaer.  From left, Ben, Bubu, "Mzee," Asst. Capt. William Kombo, Capt. Abdillahi Qassim, "Masta."
The crew of the Muftal Khaer. From left: Ben, Bubu, “Mzee,” Asst. Capt. William Kombo, Capt. Abdillahi Qassim, “Masta.” Photo by Jason Patinkin

Three times a week, a group of Kenyan fishermen sails to sea from an old Mombasa port to the deep waters off Tanzania’s Pemba Island in search of swordfish, marlin, tuna, and shark.  Journalist Jason Patinkin recently joined the crew for a two-day trip.  Read more…

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One thought on “In pictures: Kenyan fishermen’s precarious life on the open sea”

  1. love these photos! I used to live in Dar es Salaam and have a huge admiration for the traditions and skills of sailors of East Africa. Would love to see more!

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