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quote:"...... there's now a ship floating around with no charts to go else where ......."
They don't just have a route from A to B, they will have charts for most of the world and all the knowledge and equipment to plot a new course elsewhere, and if running out of fuel they still have an anchor so no reason to run aground anywhere. If I can make route changes on the go on a 30' plastic tub I'm sure a cargo ship can do it.
I suspect that few boats actually use "real" maps anymore? Surely its just a question of gps/ais plus online charts. Yes I know these can fail but no worse than not updating charts which I suspect rarely happens these days either!
Latest update on the two Russian oil tankers - NS Champion is now heading for the Danish port of Skagen and NS Challenger is just about to exit the English Channel, bound for Sardinia.
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