Ghost Fleet Moored Off Singapore: 12% Of Ocean Shipping Armada Stands Down

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The 'ghost fleet' near Singapore. Image credit:Mail Online

Carbon emissions of the world's marine cargo fleet will be lower this year owing to the circumstance that "12 per cent of the world's container ships are idled." Probably a good thing, because China seems to think the status quo or even more emissions would be fine. The Mail Online describes the situation off Singapore this way:

The biggest and most secretive gathering of ships in maritime history lies at anchor east of Singapore. Never before photographed, it is bigger than the U.S. and British navies combined but has no crew, no cargo and no destination - and is why your Christmas stocking may be on the light side this year
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