The North Sea recession fleet

Container ships in the North Sea

Was lucky enough to be taken for a short flight out to the Suffolk coast on New Year’s day. Took this photo- apologies for the quality. The white blob top-left is a snow shower.

Anyway: it turns out the North Sea is full of out-of-work container ships. Manned by skeleton crews and sitting just outside of UK territorial waters, they are apparently causing consternation to the local authorities (environmental concerns regarding fuel transfer and the like).

News to me- and the most visible effect of the global recession I’ve yet come across.

Google says it’s happening elsewhere.


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