Saturday, 13 March 2010

The Agony of Shipping Casualties

Selendang Ayu. Click for large
A photo of the Selendang Ayu, a bulk carrier which suffered an engine failure and grounded off the Aleutian Islands in December 2004. Photo by the USCG who rescued all but seven of the crew.

Despite being involved with shipping all my working life, I am surprised to realise that apart from a couple of early entries, there is almost nothing on this Journal about shipping or the shipping casualties which took up a good proportion of my days. I spoke a bit about it in my retirement speeches in London and Japan but may now add some more examples.