Another interesting research trip to the Isle of Wight

Another interesting trip to the Isle of Wight today to conduct some research for the new DI Andy Horton crime novel, number eleven in the series. Last week we saw HMS Defender and the Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak come into Portsmouth and while onboard today the Wightlink Ferry Captain pointed out to us the huge container ship, the Marco Polo, which is the largest container ship in the world.

Here is the view from the Wightlink Ferry of the Marco Polo with a normal sized container ship beside it

Little and Large

 I'm certainly going to put this information in one of the DI Horton crime novels.  There is always so much to see and so much going on in Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, which is why I chose it for the location of my thriller and crime novels.  It has oodles of atmosphere and lots of opportunities for crime - fictional that is. ( I hope)

 Measuring 396 metres long - or the size of four professional football pitches - the CMA CGM Marco Polo made its maiden call to Britain in December carrying goods from the Far East.  I wonder what was in those containers today.


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