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The Secret Language of Ships

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Not many people have an opportunity to get this close to a container ship. Those who do may see icons that impart important information. For example, those black brackets to the right of the company name indicate where the tugboat is supposed to push. Photo by David Webster Smith


Signs and symbols on the sides of ships tell stories about an industry few outsiders understand.

Text by Erin Van Rheenen   Photos by David Webster Smith    https://www.hakaimagazine.com/videos-visuals/the-secret-language-of-ships/


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