Following on from the penguin story on the cats’ blog, I’ve had another email from my brother about the “Rena.” This link will take you to a story from non-mainstream reporting. It’s pretty much an endorsement for maritime insurance, but the pictures are stunning. And some of the reporting is amusing, like the vigil being held in Dublin, the intended destination of a container of Sauvignon Blanc! “Jaysus, Paddy! T’at’s a terrible t’ing to happen, t’be sure. Are we goin’ to have to drink dat god-awful communion wine?”
OK, so now I’m being silly.
Here’s the (rather long) article. Read it and maybe , if enough people understand how these cowboys of the sea operate, more pressure will be brought to bear on dodgy practices. Flags of bloody convenience! Ship [sic] does, indeed, happen.
For the record, in case you haven’t seen a chart, the Astrolabe is well-known and well-charted. It’s like a whacking big dumpling! Blind Freddie wouldn’t have bumped into it!
Off now to play with pens and inks and paints…