Formula fix

It sounded like cannon fire – pirates, probably. The British East India Company’s ship Benares was docked at Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Its commander gave the order to set sail and hunt them down. Three days later, the crew still hadn’t found any pirates. What they had actually heard was the eruption

Superyacht hub

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wandering along the beach in Italy’s Viareggio you could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply a holiday resort. Yet the umbrella-lined, sandy beaches dotted with tourists mask another role, one at the heart of the shipping industry. This unassuming seaside city is where some of the world’s largest