Wednesday, December 14, 2011


PLAN Shi Lang

This satellite photo arrived on the NAUTICAL LOG desk this evening.  It shows the Chinese PLAN Shi Lang underway in the Yellow sea. 

As China's first aircraft carrier she is a refurbished Soviet era vessel (Varyag) by way of the Ukraine.  Now there are confirmed reports of the Chinese building a second aircraft carrier themselves with a third planned or maybe already being built.

Good Watch

It is Christmas time and we still have over 300 of our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia - no Christmas or anything else much for them.

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