Pirates have been romanticized in the movies and books for years, but the reality of these individuals is anything but sexy or exciting. Recently at the distinguished Heidmar Marine Forum, I had the privilege of speaking on a panel talking about America's Energy Revolution. While sitting in the audience waiting for my panel to begin, I listened to a very sobering topic- the Piracy in West Africa.
HOBYO, Somalia — The empty whisky bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter this once-bustling shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone, the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates talk more about catching lobsters than seizing cargo ships.
Hawea ended her journey at the entrance to New Zealand’s Grey River, on 30 October, 1908.
The majestic nuclear-powered icebreaker NS 50 Let Pobedy is the largest of its kind as of 2007. The powerful ship runs on about one pound / 0,5 kg of uranium a day, if powered by oil she could use around 100 ton of fuel a day. On the other hand, if all ships converted to carbon-based fuels instead, maybe there soon will be no ice to break on the way to the North Pole.
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