HRAS has provided verified translations of crew comments made over mobile phone footage during the YouTube video showing the murder of seafarers in international waters. The footage has been reviewed by specialist translators working for the EAP Research and Information Centre, Voice of America and is reproduced with the permission of Mr. Steve Herman Voice of America Bureau Chief and correspondent based in Bangkok.
Please note that this is the first set of verified translations received by HRAS and may not be complete at the time of posting.
There does not appear to be any Thai being spoken.
2:39-2:55: 1, 2… 1,2,3… 4 thằng đó… 3… 1 này, 2 này, thằng bên kia nữa… 3… thằng này là 4 này
(1,2 …. 1,2,3… 4 guys …3… one, two, over there … third one … this one is the 4th)
3:35: một thằng nữa là 5 (one more … five guys)
7:41: Ðuổi, đuổi kịp liền (Run after it, catch it right away)
10:00: Xích lại gần gần để quay (Come closer, so we can film…)
Chinese part of the video in Mandarin.
One sentence in Cantonese.
2:20 拍一下, 拍一下!
Camera, Camera! !
I can’t see!
That one … over there
He’s floating over!
(Cantonese) Hurry up!
8:17 Hello! Hi!
To the front! Hurry to the front! Camera! To the front! Camera!
Camera! Camera! Camera!