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...
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."
Last edited by Classic30; 03-14-2013 at 12:52 AM.