Sunday, October 24, 2010


FPB Ocean Adventurer 7 underway flying flag of South Africa

After waiting for an exciting announcement on a glittering Hollywood evening it all went kind of flat. The Sea Shepherd Pirate Group (SSPG) at their soap opera "Night for the Oceans" event were supposedly going to introduce their latest 'Interceptor Ship' - did not happen. No Press Release (there may have been but it was later removed or so NAUTICAL LOG was told) bursting with the usual 'Wats-his-name' bombastic phraseology and no vessel. According to Ecorazzi, who attended the event, there is a vessel somewhere however as yet it is not quite paid for, named or found a Flag State. That latter should not be a problem as the Netherlands flag is given out freely without honour by the Dutch Government and they have already registered the other two SSPG ships MS Steve Irwin and MS Bob Barker. The begging - oh sorry fund raising - continues as 'Wats-his-name' tries to raise $1.5 million to pay for - possibly - the FPB "Ocean Adventurer 7" to use as an 'interceptor ship' against the dastardly Japanese Whaling Fleet. Sounds like a Star Trek episode and indeed the FPB "Ocean Adventurer 7" has been described as looking like a Klingon vessel.

So going into Wikipedia NAUTICAL LOG found some data about this vessel. She does look a bit more seaworthy than that DVV Ady Gil and could possibly survive the season down there in the Southern Ocean if they have some real seafarers aboard.

Good Watch.

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