Long way around

If you don’t follow Captain Mark Maguire on the Tikkity Tok, why not?

It’s ok, you don’t have to answer that. But the Irish container ship captain does post some really interesting content about his life and work.

In one of his recent posts, he lamented the fact that he was having to sail “the long way around” Africa due to “the situation in the Red Sea”. But this was on TikTok, so a lot of people didn’t know about the situation in the Red Sea, because they are TikTok users.

So they asked him for some more details. And he replied:

I mean, it is a fairly complex and fluid situation, and I guess that this concise, accurate answer avoids any chance of misunderstanding. His Maersk ship has just passed around Cape Agulhas and is headed for Singapore.

All of the crew are – at the time of writing, and to the best of our knowledge – still alive.