A robotic warship lay off the port. Beyond it fortifications at the harbor mouth were smoking ruins.
A message came over the satellite radio from the warship – an order for us to come alongside. At its direction we delivered the second container over the side to them.
Thus our surmisal proved correct.
We were cleared to enter the harbor to drop off the first container, which we did in the quickest manner possible.
It was eerie being the only ship at the port. The local authorities were very differential.
I guess they wanted us gone as soon as possible.
When we returned to the ocean the warship disappeared in the direction towards the port we had quitted four days ago.