This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Blue Atlantic update


Over five months after she was seized by the French navy after being caught as sea smuggling $500 million worth of cocaine, the Blue Atlantic is still moored across the dock from us. Initially she was guarded by armed Nigerian and Nepalese soldiers, but now the disinterested Liberia National Police have taken over. Today, my good mate Josh and I had a guided tour of the ship courtesy of the LNP, and got to savour the delightful smell of rotting food and stinking freezers, five months after the generators were turned off. We saw plenty of cockroaches and even mice. It was quite eerie walking through the ransacked ghost ship, which is still in the condition that the French navy left it in after ripping it apart in their search for more drugs. Olly

1 comment:

Nadine said...

It's so crazy that it's still there!
I hope you guys are doing good. I miss you so very much!