One of the better podcasts I’ve been listening to recently is Planet Money. In the latest episode (iTunes link), they look at a ‘ghost fleet’: large cargo ships, idled by the global recession, are parking off the coast of Singapore. They’re not really supposed to do so, and the owners certainly don’t want to park that much capital, but there’s not enough business to keep them afloat, at the moment. According to the podcast, all these ships dropping anchor are damaging underseas cables and making a mess of the sea bottom.
Thought that was interesting, so I poked around to see what I could find. Wow. Check it out.