In this episode, we unveil the murky world behind the Danish shipping
industry’s pristine façade. In Dulcie’s handwritten notes, Danish ships and
companies are exposed as integral to the apartheid regime’s arms money
We tell the story of these companies, and their extensive role in arming the
apartheid regime in contravention of UN sanctions.
In the late 1970s, complaints from crew members on Danish ships kickstarted a
union-led investigation into illegal arms smuggling to apartheid South Africa on
Danish vessels. This episode of They Killed Dulcie tells the story of an evasive
shipowner and the seafarers who joined the anti-apartheid struggle.
The Seafarer’s Union begins an investigation that takes them across the world to find evidence that disproves the claims of ethical behaviour by the Danish shipping industry.