Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Short Break in Transmission

Apologies for a short break in transmission - I've just spent 6 days on the 350 metre long, 61 metre wide, 22 metre high VLCC oil tanker Shinyo Ocean taking 180,000 barrels of oil from Saudi to Taiwan. I boarded the ship just off Singapore and sailed with them to their destination at Mailiao Port in Taiwan.

One of the joys of the trip was that the entire time my mobile phone said 'No Network' and there was no email onboard, hence no postings.

I was researching piracy through the Malacca Straits, around Singapore and up by Batan so hopefully I'll have something to say on pirates then and now eventually. And who doesn't like a good pirate story...

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