5 Nov 2013

'The Dead Ocean' - Ivan Macfadyen

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:07 pm on 5 November 2013

Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen's firsthand account of the Pacific Ocean, which he describes as 'broken' and 'dead'. Ten years ago Ivan charted a course between Melbourne and Osaka. He could throw out a line on that trip and catch a fish anywhere, anytime. Now, Ivan says, sailing along that same route, he came to a dead ocean - no fish, no birds. Hardly a sign of life.