Heard the One About the Chinese Ship That Sailed on Land? No Joke

Empty cargo ships sit idle in the Singapore Strait as the sun sets over a hazy Singapore skyline. Photographer: Peter Novacco/Getty Images

People aren't the only ones affected by identity theft. Tankers, cargo freighters and other ships sailing in the Central Pacific and off the coast of West Africa are increasingly pretending to be vessels that they're not, according to a startup.

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