(0826 Lishun, 0806 Shuna; EA9A479-5)

Mashnamii houses a seagoing culture transplanted from nearby Shuama (0927 Lishun).  The 15,000 inhabitants live out their lives on sailing vessels, coalescing into seven small nation-fleets during the winter and separating again for the summer.  Ships fly the colors of their particular allegiance and sometimes prey on foreign boats.  Vessels range from one-family craft to three-masted ships carrying up to 400 people.

Ironically, the parent culture on Shuama died out because of internal conflicts, and Shuama is now owned by Ling Standard ProductsShuama's oceans are mechanically farmed for fish oil and organic gems such as pearls and coral.

-TD7 lis