could some of you seafarer folks shed some light what the fuss is all about with regard to deep sea ports? How are they of strategic importance other then them being potentially used by large size navy vessels? There is all this talk about the ports being built by China ('string of pearls') in Bangladsh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, essentially encircling India. BBC News - Is Chittagong one of China's 'string of pearls'? Any thoughts?