So, the biggest shipment of plutonium in history has finally begun its 9,000-mile journey to Japan. It left the port of Cherbourg in France yesterday. Anti-nuclear groups in South Africa have already asking the government there to refuse the ships entry to South African territorial waters.

The shipment is travelling via the Cape of Good Hope so as to avoid the pirates that plague other shipping routes. All it has to worry about now is 60-foot waves, potential terrorist hijackings and the fact there are very few places in which to take refuge in on that stretch of coast. Nothing to worry about then. Let’s also hope the ship manages to avoid the terrifying Flying Dutchman.