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Did you know? Uncovering another fascinating fact on Lost Voyage

Lost Voyage an Art Marvik Mystery by Pauline RowsonWhile researching for the third Art Marvik mystery, Lost Voyage, I discovered quite a lot about the ship recycling business. In Lost Voyage, the Mary Jo, a salvage tug, went missing in 2003 on its way to Newfoundland where it was to tow an obsolete Russian cruise ship back to Britain for recycling. Some decades later, in the present day, someone claims to have found the Mary Jo locked in the Arctic ice, it is a claim that sparks a series of murders. Marvik’s mission for the UK’s National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) is to discover the secret of the Mary Jo and find a ruthless assassin who has embarked on a slaying spree to prevent it from ever being revealed.

Ship recycling is centuries old

The fabric of a ship, wood in the past and steel today, has always held considerable value but ship recycling is a very complex, highly competitive business. It is also is a highly dangerous occupation, it’s not easy cutting apart steel structures and many ships contain toxic material such as plastics, asbestos and radioactive material. There is therefore also a cost to the environment. When it comes to where the ship is to be recycled there is huge disparity between nations on safety regulations.

Read more about the other facts uncovered while researching for Lost Voyage

Read more about the story behind Lost Voyage

Read an extract from Lost Voyage

Out now Lost Voyage in hardcover and as an ebook

Lost Voyage is published by Severn House in hardcover and as an ebook in the UK, Commonwealth and the USA. It is the third in the Art Marvik thriller series after Silent Running and Dangerous Cargo.

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NOVEMBER 23RD, 2017 @ 15:56:56 UTC

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