Beware – Hookers In The Parking Lot

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Jul 182009

Safe at anchor? Not! Photo: London P&I Club Stoploss Bulletin

Anchoring and anchored ships seem to have a disturbing habit of bumping into each other, especially in places where there are strong currents or tidal flows, warns the London P&I Club’s latest Stoploss bulletin. With so many ships laid-up in various harbours around the world, it’s a problem that’s likely to be with us for a while.

Yet many of the incidents reviewed by the Club precede the recent market difficulties which have led to a significant increase in the number of ships at anchor off busy ports.

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