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Two days later he boarded the colombo bay a 60000 ton container ship for a five week voyage half way around the world pollaks account of the journey and of the officers and crew who manned the mammoth vessel at this terror stricken time was published in 2004 by simon schuster to unanimously enthusiastic reviews. The colombo bay richard pollak on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in the face of killer storms fires piracy and terrorism container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade this is an account of one ships voyage and of the sailors who daily risk their lives to deliver six million containers a year to . Like the stranger at a party who captures your interest in a never considered before topic by both illuminating it in a way that opens it up fully to you a neophyte and by their obvious love of the story and gift in the telling dick pollaks the colombo bay becomes both an exploration of a vital part of our daily lives wh. You will be pulled along in the wake of the colombo bay and youll savor the trip james b stewart author of heart of a soldier to the ranks of seafaring literature we may gratefully add the colombo bay an engrossing account by richard pollak of his global circumnavigation on a modern container ship and to the traditional perils of sea . To explore this little known and dangerous universe of modern seafaring richard pollak joined the colombo bay in hong kong and over the next five weeks sailed with her and her 3500 containers across the south china sea the indian ocean the mediterranean and the atlantic en route this mammoth vessel called at singapore and colombo passed