The worst part of this is that these ships are probably floating toxic waste dumps. The Chinese government should spend some of that newly earned Wal-Mart money and remove these ships and clean up the sea. I wonder why all these ships are way over on the West Coast of Africa and not on the East Coast of China?
We're in the big African Queen inflatable, cruising alongside an anchored trawler. It's more rust than metal – the ship is rotting away. The foredeck is covered in broken machinery. The fish deck is littered with frayed cables, and the mast lies horizontally, hanging over the starboard side. A large rusty Chinese character hangs on railings above the bridge, facing forward. It reads 'happiness'.
– Via Greenpeace