Our oceans are choking...on golf balls. OK, maybe not choking, but here's a story that made me sad for how our oceans are viewed by some.
The Korean captain of a container ship says the ocean "makes a pretty good driving range." Oh great, he works on his golf swing while at sea by smacking balls into the ocean. Without a second thought.
Leaving aside the likelihood that he's violating international law, let's consider what he's doing. It's recreational littering. Maybe we should all get on board the recreational littering fad. I know, let's have fun by throwing wadded up paper onto people's lawns, because we get to exercise our throwing arms. Great.
Captain Seo is not alone, of course, cruise ships have driving ranges. But wait, they use simulators or driving cages to prevent ocean pollution by golf balls. It seems that they responded to international law by solving the problem.
Maybe I don't feel so bad after all. International law matters, people sometimes solve problems, and fewer golf balls are being hit into the sea these days. Captain Seo is an outlier, and maybe he'll come around someday. Right after the black helicopters come down and shake a "nasty finger" at him. I'll send in my helicopters right after I track down his ship.