APNewsBreak: Foreign fishermen settle human trafficking suit

AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, a foreign fishing crew checks for damage on the Sea Queen IIA at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Two Indonesian fishermen ran away from the vessel’s sister ship, the Sea Queen II, which is owned by the same captain, when it was berthed here. Attorneys for the fishermen said they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the ships, Wednesday.

Two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat have settled their lawsuit against the vessel’s owner seven years after escaping and receiving special U.S. visas as victims of human trafficking, their lawyers told The Associated Press on Wednesday.