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The way ship crews, especially masters and chief engineers, are easy targets for legal action is a good reason for seafarers to pursue an alternative career IMO. I've seen it in the offshore oil industry time and time again, sh*t goes down and unfortunately in offshore oil the bottom of the ladder in terms of easy targets to blame are the PSV and AHTSS vessels with the result time and time again they're blamed for screw ups that are primarily the responsibility of oil companies.

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How 'tight' is the global shipping market, what effects would closure of the Suez or Panama Canals have forcing ships to make a long detour around the Capes.

Same goes for the Malacca Strait, there are alternatives here but they still would be a detour.

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The market is pretty "tight" I've been working in the shipment industry for a couple of year now, but apart for costs and delivery time increase, there shouldn't be any other negative implications.

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im interested in soviet use of roll on roll off ships to transport military equipment
can someone share information about that ? thanks

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lol not really a game , i like to dabble in late cold war fictional scenarios
mine are not mind blowing ww3 NATO vs WP like scenarios but more mundane , realistic ones relating to "brush fire wars"
they rarely involve any big powers directly fighting each other but rather heavy use of proxies
e.g this particular one I was working on is a civil war in sudan circa 1988 in which both egypt and ethiopia get involved and get logistical help from USSR and some other WP states