Monday, 23 May 2011


A maritime story for a change - this plagiarised from the back page of Lloyds List a couple of weeks ago:

The journalist was illustrating the general ignorance of the maritime industries amongst the public (it would apply equally to aviation). He visited an apartment in Singapore, which enjoyed panoramic views of the bay where the usual fleet of large ships lay at anchor. The apartment owner joined him and remarked how the Singapore Port team were incredibly disciplined and organised. The journalist replied that it was his experience that everything in Singapore could be described that way but the man insisted the Ports people were a special case. "Every morning when I go to work the ships are all facing that way but when I come home each evening, without exception they have turned them all around to face the opposite direction".

I hope Lloyds won't mind me passing this on!

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