In two weeks, if the worst transportation predictions come true, the streets of London will be clogged with hopeless Olympic gridlock, the venerable but tottering subway will be a nightmare of delays and overcrowding and commuter trains will slow to a crawl.
But luckily for the British capital, a river runs through it.
And for London's super rich, the River Thames will be an uncluttered highway to zip from party to party, from event to event in a flotilla of speedy yet breathtakingly expensive boats. Not for them the sweaty summer waits on the London Underground.
Companies like Protection Services International are just one of the many catering to the oligarchs, the sheiks and the just plain loaded who are coming to London games and demand top security and easy transport.
PSI normally concerns itself with making sure that Somali pirates stay away from super tankers off the Horn of Africa. But water is water, and celebrities are celebrities, after all. And with the Olympics ready to go in London, the River Thames suddenly presents a golden opportunity.Page 1 of 5 | Next Page