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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Plimsoll Line

Shot with Olympus E500
It was a simple idea, put a line on the side of boats to stop them being overloaded and people drowning. But it took an astonishingly long time for this simple piece of safety legislation to become law. The reason? The large number of ship owners in the Houses of Parliament. Nothing much changes. The statue to Samuel Plimsoll is on the Victoria Embankment.

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