This is the Atlantic Ocean:
It’s large. In fact, it’s very, very, large. The Atlantic Ocean covers over 41 million square miles of the Earth’s surface.
This is the Atlantic Ocean with a nuclear-armed submarine highlighted.
Even though it may be on the surface, cruising at about eighteen knots, unfortunately, you won’t actually be able to see it. It’s way, way, too small.
This is an image of the Earth, showing rather a lot of orbiting satellites, put there specifically to aid communications and navigation.
Despite the Atlantic Ocean being so very, very, large, and even though a nuclear submarine is really very tiny by comparison; notwithstanding 17,000 satellites zooming around above our heads designed to prevent it happening, earlier this month, this……
……managed to collide with, this……
……in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
And neither even knew the other was there.
Given the payload carried by both vessels, it does little to inspire confidence.
 “Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic” BBC, February 16th 2009
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