SHIPS: Behaviour is puzzling

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As a matter of interest, can any of your readers explain what to me is something of a mystery?

I live in Newbiggin and for at least the past two months, two rather large, identical container ships have been anchored on the horizon.

They appear as if they, like other ships, are awaiting permission to enter the entrance to the Tyne mouth.

Whilst other ships continue to enter the port these two ships remain in their exact position.

Can anyone explain?

Jack Gale

Newbiggin by the Sea