9 episodes

In August 2015 Keith Davis boarded the Victoria 168. A month later, when the ship returned to port, Keith was missing. Reporter Rachel Monroe investigates his case.
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Credits
Reporter: Rachel Monroe
Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

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In August 2015 Keith Davis boarded the Victoria 168. A month later, when the ship returned to port, Keith was missing. Reporter Rachel Monroe investigates his case.
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Credits
Reporter: Rachel Monroe
Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing Lost At Sea

    Introducing Lost At Sea

    The mysterious disappearance of Keith Davis, a fisheries observer who went missing 500 miles off the coast of Peru. In August 2015 Keith boarded a tuna vessel, the Victoria 168, but when the ship returned to port a month later, Keith wasn’t on it. Reporter Rachel Monroe investigates.
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 3 min
    Episode 1: 500 Miles from shore

    Episode 1: 500 Miles from shore

    Keith Davis spent sixteen years as an observer, working for months at a time on fishing vessels. But then, in September 2015, he disappeared at sea. How could this have happened?
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 24 min
    Episode 2: Hidden Currents

    Episode 2: Hidden Currents

    In August 2015 Keith Davis boarded a tuna vessel, the Victoria 168. When the ship returned to port, Keith was missing. With the help of Keith’s observer log, Rachel tries to make sense of his final voyage.
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3: Panama

    Episode 3: Panama

    Rachel travels to Panama to retrace Keith’s last days on land, where she has a chance encounter at the port.
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 30 min
    Episode 4: Shark Finning

    Episode 4: Shark Finning

    ​​What could Keith have encountered on board the Victoria 168? Rachel hears stories from other observers of cruel captains, knife fights, and bribery.
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Prisoners of the sea

    Episode 5: Prisoners of the sea

    Did Keith’s decision to speak out about the mistreatment of crew members put him in a vulnerable position?
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    Credits
    Reporter: Rachel Monroe
    Series Producer: Monica Whitlock
    Sound Design and Music: Jon Nicholls
    Assistant Commissioner: Natalie Mace
    Executive Producer: Paul Smith.
    Commissioning Editor for BBC: Dylan Haskins.
    Lost At Sea is a BBC Studios Factual Podcast Unit production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Game Looney ,

Interesting Podcast, but…

…where was the investigation into the company that owned the boat? The name of the company that owned the boat is only given passing mention. What about any history of other incidents on that boat or other boats owned by the company that owned the fleet of boats? Were they ever cited for other things? Did they have a history of infractions or other observers on other boats in the fleet? I mean, I’m not perfect, *maybe* I missed it, but I really don’t think so since I spent all 6 and 1/2 episodes waiting to hear about the boat owners / or the fleet’s history of incidents or citations etc. (tbh, I bailed on the last episode because I was so disappointed that the most crucial aspect of the investigation never even began)

This was a well-done podcast, very enjoyable and informative, with the exception of that one glaring oversight. 😏

sardinetaco32 ,

Interesting

Very interesting insight into this industry. If you care about where your fish comes from you should listen to this.

duncangelder ,

Eye opening and interesting!

This was a really unique topic that I haven’t ever thought about or even knew existed.

This is set up as a crime/mystery podcast, and while there IS an investigation, it was different than many of the others I listen to, so don’t expect a clear answer to this case specifically. However I still found it really engaging, and there was a lot to uncover and learn about from what this specific case exposed, and I binged the whole thing in one day.

This is also a good length, and doesn’t feel like there’s a ton of filler, which I appreciated. It felt like it lasted exactly as long as it needed to, without trying to jam more episodes in there.

Highly recommend!

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