Button up the ‘moby’

Anecdotal evidence suggests that more reading glasses and mobile phones have been lost by sailors leaning down to attend to a docklines than by any other group of humanity. The only answer is to make a habit of buttoning that shirt pocket before bending down, or removing anything from it that could possibly fall out under the influence of gravity. You might think this is so obvious it’s not worth mentioning, but it’s not only YM staff that needs reminding. A well-known YM writer recently witnessed a full-time harbourmaster having his day ruined by that sickening ‘plop’.