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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:27:11 +0000

If the pirates who take over the crewless container ship also get control of communications, then the owners will have no clue that their ship has been hijacked and is not where it claims to be: until it mysteriously fails to appear at the destination port! The failed appearance is then followed by the appearance of an eBay auction for a fully automated container ship:
"Excellent condition. One rather careless owner".

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:41:36 +0100

> The risks? This one's too easy...

The errors? This one has too many...

First of all, Yara is not a shipping company at all, but rather the world's largest manufacturer of fertilizer. The first commercially viable way to produce artificial fertilizer was invented in 1905 and led directly to the start of the company. Yara was started as Hydro, and developed into an international conglomerate (about the same size in employees/revenue/profits as Intel) involved with Aluminum and Oil&gas as well as the traditional fertilizer business. 10+ years ago that original part of the company was split off and became Yara.


The "high seas" mentioned here is a less than 3km-wide pond ("Frierfjorden") which has had Yara's largest facility on the north-east side since 1925 and several much more recent developments on the other side, the automated ship will just go back & forth across this extremely sheltered water.


Terje (who grew up there and worked for Hydro for about 25 years, starting in this facility)

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