March 6, 2020

Hold Your Breath! Calais got the Dragon

La Compagnie du Dragon started operations in Calais. Passengers are ferried across the Calais seafront, on the back of a mechanic monster dragon.
Thank you Julien Carpentier for the great capture.

Captain Leaves the Ship Last

Probably the most significant maritime photo of this week is this one. It shows the Captain of cruise vessel DIAMOND PRINCESS, leaving the ship, “as last one”, after the corona-crisis in Japan.

We all have this image of a captain staying until the last, when the ship is sinking, after having been hit by a monster storm. Nobody would ever have imagined this alternative scenario: a ship hit by something as small as a virus.