Piracy in the South China Seas looks at a group of pirates on a small island in the Philippines who are controlled by a local businessman, and the efforts of the navies of Singapore, The Philippines and Indonesia to combat the threat of pirates in their waters.
Pirates (left to right) Tony, Big Boy and their captain Ronnie on board their ship. The five man crew attack smugglers' boats, cargo ships and fishing boats and take whatever they can get.
Emilio Chango, one of the Philippines' most notorious pirates, serving life sentence in the New Bilibid maximum security prison, Manila. Chango was shot dead during an escape attempt two weeks after this picture was taken.
Cecilio Changco, brother of Emilio Changco (right), with three other Philippinos serving life sentence for piracy in the New Bilibid maximum security prison, Manila.
Christito Sanchez, fisherman, has suffered many pirate attacks, sometimes just being robbed, sometimes having his boat stolen and left floating in the water. Now he just crews for others.
Four members of the Philippines coast guard anti-seajacking unit swim with their guns towards the ship during a training exercise where they will attempt to overpower a group of 'pirates' (members of their squad acting as pirates).
During a training exercise the leader of a Philippines coast guard anti-seajacking unit moves to immobilise a "pirate" (a coast guard acting as a pirate) with a knife.
During the training exercise the Philippines coast guard anti-seajacking unit burst into the ship's bridge where 'pirates' (coast guards acting as pirates) are playing cards.
Ships in the narrow Malluca Straits at anchor waiting to discharge cargo at Sinmgapore's crowded container terminal, are vulnerable to pirate attack.
An Indonesian prisoners from Belakangpadang Island, arrested by the Indonesian coast guard and awaiting trail for piracy.