Chinese “ghost ship” fishing boats rotting off of W African coast

March 30, 2006

Boing Boing: Chinese “ghost ship” fishing boats rotting off of W African coast: “Greenpeace has published an amazing first-person account of visits to the rusting Chinese “ghost ships” floating off the West African coast. These fishing ships are loaded, supplied and collected form [sic] at sea, without any dock-time for maintenance (or for their crews to desert). They are floating wrecks, riddled with holes, hemorrhaging fuel, rotting to the water-line, and their crews are stuck on them for years at a time.”

This from “The strangest thing I’ve heard all year” department. I’m still weirded out. Check out the pictures: Happiness: The Chinese zombie ships of West Africa – Ocean Defenders – the weblog

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