by Hall, Simon J.
The 1970s was a time of change for the shipping industry, as containerization shifted its economics and practices worldwide. That decade also marked the end of a golden era for British shipping lines, particularly in Asia and the Pacific. Hall’s memoir recounts his experiences as a junior officer aboard a British merchantman on Pacific and Asian routes during this tumultuous decade. See also Hall’s earlier book "Under a Yellow Sky: A Tale of the Sea and Coming of Age", which is a prequel to this book.