There's a lot of big boats out there. They're supposed to post a bow watch to lookout for small boats, among other things, but it's not foolproof. My friend Jasper sent me a link to this site which has realtime global mapping of shipping, though with a lagtime of up to one hour. "Not to be used as an aid to navigation" or some such disclaimer, but if you are coastal cruising, or crossing oceans, this could be a great boon! The site is MarineTraffic.com. Use it.
seventy point eight is the percentage of ocean to landmass on our planet. get wet...a rambling personal collection of news, books, images, ideas, and whatever else I find interesting relating to our aqueous environment..with an emphasis on small boats, sailing, boat design and designers and boatbuilding and builders, especially home builders. And a certain curiosity about seasteading. Header photo:'Salarøy' is a 41' fembøring, a Norwegian workboat inTromsø Norway. Courtesy Hildringstimens båtgalleri - http://www.hildringstimen.no/batlista.htm