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Re: container ships getting bigger

Was talking to a tug captain a few days ago. Apparently the big ships have a minimum speed which if they go below they loose steerage. Something like 6 knots.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
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