Barcelona on standby

Last week I was in Barcelona on a tanker inspection, and was surprised to find the cruiseferry “Moby Dada” (1981 built, 25905 gross, about 1700 passengers, IMO 7911533) along with the “Rhapsody” in the tanker area instead of the passenger berths; I guess the fomer area had better security. It was surrounded by a large number of armed soldiers and Guardia Civil, so I assume the ships were housing the several thousand personnel rumoured to be ready to uphold the state. I really hope they won’t be needed!

Are you sure they are not intended to house recalcitrant Catalonians?.

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I hear the skipper is Italian with plenty of experience.


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