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Re: Ship collision - that is going to leave a mark
Having been in the middle of it some years ago now - yep, it certainly is a busy part of the world.
As I remember it, the strait itself (between Singapore Is and Indonesia) was divided into 5 virtual lanes: 2 going one way and 3 going the other way... at 20-25kts! Then there are the parking lots either side - basically ships either side of you as far as the eye can see, all anchored in neat little rows.
Mix that with high-speed ferry traffic to the outer islands and the occasional threat of pirates
and, despite the best efforts of the PSA, it shouldn't be too surprising that accidents happen...
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 03-14-2013 at 12:52 AM.