Brilliant Waste of Time


Have you discovered the PlanetInAction online Google Earth ship simulator yet?

It’s a brilliant way to waste away an hour or two. First go to the review  for an explanation of how the controls. From there you can follow the link to the game itself. You have a choice of ships, from a bunker lighter to the impressive Queen Mary 2. The simulation opens in Rotterdam, not far from the offices of DVB, and because it is based on Google Earth, can be reset anywhere. I just spent a nervous 20 minutes threading a closed river barge through the Pool of London, just avoiding HMS Belfast and finally berthing on the quay outside the Clarksons office.

PlanetInAction have produced the ship simulator as a showcase for their talents, and are looking for investors to develop it further. Contact details are on the website. I have to go now. I am about to moor the Queen Mary 2 outside the Spinnaker office at Leigh-on-Sea!

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About Craig Jallal
A shipping analyst whose feels the need to comment on the industry.

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