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Feb 14, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read Read on X
Instead of writing my lectures I've decided to rate ships involved in contract law cases
The Great Peace: bad at maps. just trying to help 8/10 Image
The Achilleas: too popular for its own good 5/10 Image
The Hongkong Fir: suffered many serious breakdowns. #relatable 5/10 (also apparently too shy for photos)
The Super Servant Two: strong. majestic. at the bottom of the ocean 7/10 Image
The Peerless (both): did their jobs perfectly. hilarious misunderstandings not their fault. excellent name 11/10 Image
The Moorcock: got too (moor)cocky 4/10 Image
The Eurymedon: everyone loves a stevedore 6/10 Image
shout-out to The Universe Sentinel: great solidarity with #strikeforuss but let's try to avoid extortion next time. 7/10

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