Thursday, February 27, 2014

SHEPHERDNOMICS

The Australian Government seems to have great trouble getting and keeping its act together to make constructive decisions.   In an Australian Senate transcript published yesterday minimum facts were released about the whale monitoring overflights.  Actually to date there has been only one such flight using an A319 which cost to lease $AUD93,248.00.  The remainder of the costs remain undisclosed by the Australian Customs Department  As to the aircraft itself the Australian Air Force Chief Geoff Brown thought that the aircraft was unsuitable for the monitoring flight mission.

According to Sea Shepherd Australia the total budget allocated was $AUD300,000.00 and the number of whales involved is 1035 threatened.  From this their cost value per whale is $AUD289.86.  In comparison the Australian Government spent $AUD1.8 million rescuing the Russian Cruise ship from the Antarctic.  Well at least the Australian Government knows that human lives are more valuable than whales however much one values the importance of sealife.

Now of course the point to impress on "captPH" is that very same fact and he should bring the severely damaged, unseaworthy MS Bob Barker to a safe port for a construction survey.  From that Survey the decision should then be made to repair or scrap this 64 year-old piece of nautical junk.  This is his prime indeed only duty to his crew as a master not transmitting propaganda and writing letters to government ministers.  Following the path of his mentor "Wats-his-name" he thinks himself above the demands of Maritime Laws and has developed an ego which needs brushing continuously.

NAUTICAL LOG whose principle interest is nautical safety, as well as being anti-whaling, has become more and more concerned at this shoddy display of commanding a ship even by Sea Shepherd standards.

Good Watch.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BEACHED PUPS


La Jolla Harbor seals at Casa Beach, CA
 It is really nice when some good news comes in to NAUTICAL LOG about nature.  It is even nicer when that news refers to protecting sealife.  From the Pacific Coast comes news that the San Diego City Council has voted to protect the La Jolla Harbor seals during pupping season.

The beach they use, Casa Beach, is a public beach and this has caused problems for the seals by the behavior of inconsiderate beachgoers.  There had been an on going argument for years that the beach should remain open and always available to the public.  However as always seems to happen there are some beachgoers who disrupt the seals at this upscale community's beach.

Yesterday the San Diego City Council voted to ban people from Casa Beach during the La Jolla Harbor seals pupping season and protect them from harm.  The measure must go before the California Coastal Commission in August 2014 and is expected to be approved.

February 26, 2014:

In contrast to this mature decision by the San Diego City Council the Western Australia government is slaughtering sharks in an approved shark cull.  As a result there is an article on the Sea Shepherd Australia website entitled "Sea Shepherd Australia takes the Western Australian Government, Premier Colin Barnett and WA Fisheries Minister to Supreme Court for Sharks."  It is worth reading as it is one of the few really positive actions by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd Australia.

Good Watch.

Monday, February 24, 2014

PAYBACK TIME

Hoist on their own petard.  The SSCS taught the Japanese Whaling Fleet (JWF) too well and now they are getting their own tactics back at them from the JWF.  In the current wimpy style of Operation Relentless they are running crying to "mommy".  In their case "mommy" are the governments of Australia and New Zealand which one suspects, since one is busy killing sharks and the other too scared to upset trade with Japan, could actually care less.

On the Sea Shepherd Australia website there is yet another Report, also unsigned, about the JWF making a night attack on that intrepid mariner "captPH" in his severely damaged, unseaworthy vessel MS Bob Barker.   This latest Report is full of pompous bombastic language and is entitled "Sea Shepherd Ambushed in Night Attack While Governments Do Nothing".  According to the Report the MS Yushin Maru and MS Yushin Maru No.2 crossed the bow of this floating wreck towing steel cables in an effort to snag the propellers of the MS Bob Barker - wonder where they got that idea?  

In response "captPH" radioed a complaint about violation of the Rules of the Nautical Road well at least he knows those after all he has broken all the Steering and Sailing ones himself.   The JWF responded by shining a searchlight on the Bridge of the MS Bob Barker at which point it appears "captPH" cried to "mommy" - how pathetic.  NAUTICAL LOG is actually beginning to miss "Wats-his-name" at least he was not wimpy, wimpy.  Of course as one reads on into the Report one learns that the SSCS also attacked the JWF from their small boats which in turn came under aggressive response. 

See here "captPH" it is time, before you are hit again and sunk by one of these JWF vessels, to head for a safe port, get a construction survey and either repair or scrap that 60+ years old piece of junk.  NAUTICAL LOG suggests scrap it before you kill crewmembers.

Good Watch.

Friday, February 21, 2014

GOOD GOD !!

UPDATE:  February 23, 2014

Following the creationist format and not a logical evolutionary format there is yet another load of rubbish Report seeded with generic photos of the ships which could be from any time or season by Sea Shepherd Australia entitled "Sea Shepherd Locates Whale Poaching Fleet, Prepares for Interception".   NAUTICAL LOG noted that this Report is unsigned - are they finally embarrassing themselves?

Those of you still interested in the confused goings-on in the Southern Ocean on the supposed anti-whaling Operation Relentless may want to go to the SSCS website.  There one will find a Report by Peter Hammarstedt ("captPH") of the severely damaged, unseaworthy, and still unsurveyed  SSCS vessel MS Bob Barker.  The Report is entitled "On Being Relentless - Update from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary". 

The following photo is of the three musketeers those intrepid sea-going warriors of Sea Shepherd Australia - they make one really want to go to sea on those ships!!   This whole business gets more pathetic every season it is now so tragic one actually feels some sympathy - well no perhaps not quite yet.


SSCS intrepid threesome 


If anyone had given me a Report in this confused writing and format during my service as Master in my 50 year sea career they would have been fired, sacked, dismissed on the spot.  It is a confused rambling tale of Operation Relentless which is without a constructive plan, following no effective course, for no particular purpose.  One can only suggest you read it for yourselves and try to make sense of it because so far NAUTICAL LOG most certainly cannot.

It is past time for young "captPH" to head for a safe port and have the severely damaged, unseaworthy ship MS Bob Barker surveyed before it becomes a major tragedy in maritime disasters of the Southern Ocean.  Also "captPH" appears from his confused writing to really need some rest, recover whatever abilities he has and gain some perspective of what a huge mess he is making of anti-whaling efforts this season.  One can only hope for the sake of his own crew and those of the other two ships that he is not in overall command imitating "Wats-his-name".  The first responsibility of any Master is the safety of his crew by having a safe ship, clearly from the photographs of the condition of the MS Bob Barker this responsibility is not being met by "captPH".

Meanwhile over on the South West coasts of Australia the government has a shark cull going.  This quite disgusting and savage slaughter is by the same government that is taking legal action against the Japanese over whaling.  So it seems they can all kill sea life when they feel like it.  Does this make any sense because it certainly does not to NAUTICAL LOG.

Good Watch.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NEWS POLICE

Last evening there was an intense discussion on the TV News shows by the various pundits about the proposal by the current White House Administration.  It was regarding the FCC placing "monitors" in the nations media outlets to assess the policies of the newspapers and TV stations on the news et cetera.  It seems to be a pointless exercise apart from being illegal since everything the Media does and says is fully published.  It is further appalling because the FCC has nothing to do with the publishing of newspapers and secondly there is The Constitution.  Quoting in part from the Amendment I: 

 ".....or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press..."

and again in part from the Amendment  IV.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause supported by Oath or affirmation......."

With a former law professor as our President it is quite unbelievable that such an idea is even mentioned let alone proposed.  For this current administration The Constitution seems to be a troubling document to be ignored and twisted when it suits them.  The behaviour of the President is in complete violation of his oath of office to support and defend The Constitution of the United States.

On March 07, 1973 an event of the greatest importance took place in our family when NAUTICAL LOG became a citizen of the United States of America.  It was because of The Constitution that one wanted to become a Citizen with all its guarantees of the Bill of Rights a dream in most other nations.  Countries which may have said they had those same guarantees but had not written them down and published them for the world to see, the United Kingdom does not have a written constitution the last being the Magna Carta.  So it is with shock that one heard this discussion last evening to create media spies in the form of FCC News Police. 

It is rather naive to criticise the autocratic behavior of President Vladimir Putin when we have the same autocratic behavior from our own President of the United States of America.

NOTE IN PASSING:

It seems the current administration is not the only group afraid of free speech.  This morning NAUTICAL LOG got a warning from both Windows® and Microsoft® that there were Trojan and Malware attacks on my computer and these had been traced back to Sea Shepherd supporters.  One supposes these are in revenge for our criticism of their activities.  Very few blogs  these days address the behavior of the SSCS but we shall continue to do so when the occasion demands.  Without a free press a nation slowly throttles to its death - look around the world news this morning for some prime examples.


Good Watch.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ENJOYING LIFE

On looking through the blogs listed in NAUTICAL LOG the Sea Shepherd has an article by Jennifer Mishler a Staff Writer/Editor of Sea Shepherd, USA.   It is a rather moody report of her visit to the National Zoo when the giant octopus was alive.  Pandora has since died at the age of five (5) years - human years not octopus years - which is just about the longest giant octopii live.

Ms. Mishler is saddened by the fact that she was unable to free Pandora from what she considered a "small" tank. She also mentions a variety of other points and then later in the article sort of corrects herself and admits the photo with the article is adjusted (photoshopped?).   One feels saddened  that Ms. Mishler, along with other Sea Shepherd persons judging from their blogs on the SSCS website seem to be looking for something their missing, are a bit lost travelling through life not fully enjoying any of the things they do. 

As it happens in contrast NAUTICAL LOG with his wife, a daughter and two young grandchildren spend a wonderful Presidents Day at the Zoo Miami in Miami, Florida.  It was sunny and breezy the animals all looked superb in excellent condition and enjoying huge spaces in this open no cage zoo.  They are far enough away from the visitors to not be directly bothered by human contact but close enough for both parties to see the other.   The chimpanzees were being fed treats of fruit by a zookeeper as we passed and when the fruit was finished they gave him a round of applause much to we visitors amusement.   One experience which was new to NAUTICAL LOG was feeding a giraffe by hand from a bowl of lettuce, they are extremely gentle and lick ones hand in thanks.  Quite an experience for which one had to wait 77 years to enjoy but well worth the wait.

So one hopes Ms. Mishler has some happier experiences at zoos and the National Zoo on their part give consideration to the points she raised in her article several are most certainly valid.

Good Watch.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

FAIR AND BALANCED

 
 
 

Whatever one might think about the capturing and killing of the dolphins in the cove at Taiji, Japan one has to respect the locals.  Clearly this activity is deplorable but the local Japanese have been fair and balanced in their public reaction.

The two photos above show  the protesters on the beach in the cove with their signs and at the City sign on the road approaching Taiji.  The fact that the Japanese Government allowed these persons to signal their opinion against the actions of the Taji fishermen indicates a strong democratic respect from an ancient, traditional and very formal society.  NAUTICAL LOG was pleased to see how both parties reacted to this controversy.

One has to wonder how many other countries would allow such protests in view of the recent violent governmental reaction to protests in the Russian Federation, Venezuela, Egypt and Nigeria to mention just the ones making the News this last week.

Good Watch.

Monday, February 10, 2014

MAKING NO SENSE

 

What is going on in the Southern Ocean with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) and New Zealand involved in the anti-whaling Operation Relentless this year.  Perhaps it is the fact that everyone down there in the Southern Hemisphere is going around up-side-down and the blood is rushing to their collective heads.

The latest propaganda is a Report from the SSCS  MS Steve Irwin in which its Master Siddarth Chakravarty states that the vessel is now free of the Japanese Whaling Fleet (JWF) security vessel MS Shonan Maru No.2 tailing them and so is able to resume the hunt for the MS Nisshin Maru the JWF factory ship.  To do what?

In a previous Report they said they were positioned near the slipway of the MS Nisshin Maru and preventing the whales being hauled on board for slaughtering.  This is where yet another Report said the JWF vessels attacked them and the MS Bob Barker - now an unseaworthy severely damaged ship still at sea - was in collision with the MS Yushin Maru No.2.  Are the SSCS telling us all that they ran away in fear of the JWF ships and once again lost contact with the MS Nisshin Maru ?

NAUTICAL LOG really does wish these persons would get their story lines together and at least have their propaganda Reports make a degree of sense because at present they are laughable and making no sense.

Not content with all this inaccurate peevish propaganda from SSCS the New Zealand Government in the persona of New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has told the Japanese Government that the entry into the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (NZEEZ) by a JWF ship is "repugnant" and may have "relationship consequences".   He did not mention that the MS Steve Irwin refueled at the Port of Dunedin, South Island NZ according to the local Otago Daily Times in its February 09, 2014 edition.

Is this a case of diplomacy Southern Hemisphere style?  If the pirate ships of the SSCS can enter the NZEEZ with their long history of violent confrontations and ramming ships - see their T-shirts for that record - then what is good for the goose is good for the gander and the JWF can make an innocent passage through the NZEEZ as well.

Minister McCully did trigger a response from a representative of the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) that  "the moves of the JWF vessels are being made with the full approval of the Japanese Government".  No surprise there!!  He went on to confirm that each JWF vessel now has a detachment of the Japan Coastguard and the Japan National Police on board.  Both these organisations are paramilitary forces in Japan.

NAUTICAL LOG believes it is fair to say that this season the SSCS vessel crews are running scared of the JWF knowing that they will be dealt with very firmly if detained by the JWF vessels, arrested by paramilitary forces on board them and brought to Japan for trial.  The SSCS anti-whaling Operation Relentless is not very effective when they make contact with the factory ship only to then run away when confronted by the JWF vessels.  At least they could stop making false propaganda Reports and concentrate on accomplishing their anti-whaling objectives.

Good Watch.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

THE MORNINGS LAUGH

Once again SSCS has given us a mornings laugh over coffee.  It really is hard to believe that adults playing captain can write this drivel, waffling-on about the behaviour of the JWF vessels when SSCS ships are doing the same things.

Today's complaint is about the JWF security vessel MS Shonan Maru No.2 entering New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone (NZEEZ) at position 49°10' South latitude 172°35' East longitude.  There is no problem under International Maritime Law for her to do this as she has the right under the terms of innocent passage.  However the peevish SSCS try to make mountains out of mole hills particularly when things are not going well for their anti-whaling operations.

A dramatic appeal was made to the Government of New Zealand to have the MS Shonan Maru No.2 removed from the NZEEZ - not going to happen.  The amusing thing is that supposedly in the eyes of the SSCS the MS Shonan Maru No.2 is following the MS Steve Irwin this would mean that they too are in the NZEEZ.  So is the SSCS asking the New Zealand Government to remove them as well?  Talk about confused thinking these persons are not even close to being logical anymore.

There is also a nonsensical crybaby statement from the latest SSCS captain Siddarth Chakravarty saying the MS Shonan Maru No.2 is "currently harassing" the MS Steve Irwin.  What by following them into the NZEEZ? 

Clearly not much is being accomplished by Operation Relentless and the SS Australia operations team do not know what to do with one ship the MS Bob Barker severely damaged and unseaworthy, the MS Steve Irwin once again wandering around the Southern Ocean while the JWF is quietly busy catching whales.

Additional Note:

The SSCS gave us another laugh this afternoon when Hammerstedt reported that the MS Shonan Maru No.2 followed the MS Bob Barker into the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone at an approximate position of 56°38' South latitude 163°46' East longitude. After 4.7 nautical miles the JWF vessel turned back so that only the SSCS vessel remained within the Australian EEZ. 

NAUTICAL LOG wonders why and how it can be wrong for the JWF vessel to enter the EEZ but not the SSCS vessel both having the right of innocent passage.  These persons need to read, learn and follow the Right of Innocent Passage and stop trying to conn the uninformed public with false statements in these peevish reports. Perhaps Hammarstedt got more shaken up by that collision than he thought and the added stress of navigating an unseaworthy vessel.  One might notice in all this there is no mention of SSCS anti-whaling activity so Operation Relentless is back to being Operation Useless again.

The JWF has the Sea Shepherd ships running scared methinks!!

Good Watch.

Friday, February 7, 2014

HNLMS ZEELAND P841

P841 Without her communications mast fitted
HNLMS Zeeland P841

 
Yesterday while transiting the Florida Straits bound for Key West, Florida the Royal Netherlands Navy vessel HNLMS Zeeland P841 sighted an overturned boat and immediately set about rescuing the survivors.  This was once again in the proud tradition of both the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Dutch Ensign flown by that ship.  It is an Ensign flown by vessels which explored large areas of our world under superb navigators from whom we seafarers have all learned. 

In the Caribbean through southern Africa and on to the Spice Islands the Netherlands vessels with their striped flag were regularly seen.  Their voyages resulted in what today we know as Indonesia an Islamic Republic.  Their flag was flown by such first class merchant shipping companies as Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Line, Holland America Line and Nedlloyd all three of which NAUTICAL LOG worked for during his career.  However sadly with all this proud and honourable history of the Dutch Ensign there is a problem with it these days. 

The Netherlands Flag State is now used as a flag of convenience or more properly one should say of inconvenience.  Due to the modern liberal thinking of the Netherlands their Flag State Ensign once so proudly flown is today used by the Sea Shepherd Australia ships sailing from their pirate base near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Currently it flies on the MS Bob Barker a Sea Shepherd vessel severely damaged in a collision while underway at sea with the JWF MS Yushin Maru No.2.  The MS Bob Barker is still at sea the inexperienced Master apparently not accepting the fact that he is required to bring the vessel to a safe port for survey of the damage.  Brushing his own ego and the inconsiderate hiring practices of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he continues to risk the lives of the on board crewmembers.

Good Watch.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SSCS WASTED WORDS

 
NAUTICAL LOG has just received the latest Report from Operation Relentless. About the only thing that is relentless is the exaggerated writing of this propaganda Report.  Both Peter Hammarstedt and Siddarth Chakravasty are now using the style of writing that was so common with "Wats-his-name" who used to control the propaganda pumped out by SSCS. 

Now that legally the SSCS is restricted in operating the vessels the authority has been handed over to Sea Shepherd Australia which is a meaningless facade because they are the one and same organization with the vessels commanded by the same persons.

NAUTICAL LOG is not going to bother typing sections of the Report here as it can be read on their website.  It is somewhat amusing to read their description of the Japanese who seem to be using the SSCS tactics back at them - successfully.  This description is naturally fully applicable to themselves as the attackers of the Japanese Whaling Fleet now and in seasons past.  A classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

In all this the only thing that really matters, which a really professional Master would know, is the safety of the crew of MS Bob Barker which are sailing in an unseaworthy vessel in Antarctic Waters.  The damaged suffered is severe and though Hammarstedt and SS Australia may not want to do it the MS Bob Barker should proceed to a safe port immediately for a EMSA Construction Survey.  Whether the EMSA has signaled them to do so or not is immaterial since this is the duty of the on board Master - Hammarstedt - not some bureaucrat sitting in Rotterdam as Flag State or the Lisbon EMSA HQ.

The SS Australia Report is a piece of propaganda bumpf about the behavior of the Japanese vessels who for once are quite innocent of any violation of International Maritime Law.  It is written to stir up persons who already blindly support the SSCS to encourage more money deposited into the SSCS coffers.  Since they only pay the Principals ashore, and the vessel Masters but not the crewmembers that money stays in the pockets of the SSCS elites.

Now for the usual flood of anonymous comments based on lack of maritime knowledge and merchant shipping law which end up deleted - spare yourselves the effort !!

Good Watch.

Monday, February 3, 2014

RETURN TO PORT FOR SURVEY

NAUTICAL LOG has studied the raw footage supplied by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) of their vessel MS Bob Barker in collision with the Japanese Whaling Fleet (JWF) vessel MS Yushin Maru No.2 severe damage to the frame of the MS Bob Barker occurred and is clearly shown.

Severely damaged frames, beams and connection plates of the 1950 64 year old MS Bob Barker
 
The force of the impact can be seen from the violent motion on the Navigation Bridge with personnel being thrown about.  The main frames forward are crushed inboard, bent and possibly fractured with possible further damage to the athwartship beams and the connection plates.  This damage renders the vessel unseaworthy under the International Construction Rules.  It is therefore now the duty of the Master, whether licensed or unlicensed, to bring the vessel to a "safe port" where she can be surveyed as to her seaworthiness.

The MS Bob Barker is an old ship that has been hard used, her keel was laid down in 1950 so that today she is 64 years old and under SSCS usage has been in numerous collisions with largely amateur repairs already made to her main frames and plating.  Having been through several Flag States she is currently under the Netherlands Flag State and registered in Rotterdam.  Thus she is subject to the Safety Rules and Regulations of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and should proceed to an Australian Port for an approved EMSA Survey.

If this is not done then the Master is placing his vessel and crew in possible great danger should they encounter the very heavy weather of the Southern Ocean and even in the course of daily normal sailing.  Violation of this EMSA Survey is a criminal act.  Therefore should any crewmember now suffer injury or death by continuing to sail in an unseaworthy vessel the Master can be criminally charged with being the cause of such an injury or death. 

In the past the SSCS has shown little concern for their crewmembers, in fact they sign a phony release (see below) when joining these vessels in an attempt for SSCS to avoid lawsuits and penalties.  Since the SSCS Australia is now managed by a former Australian politician it would seem to NAUTICAL LOG that he would be well advised to recall the MS Bob Barker to an Australian Port for a EMSA Construction Survey.

The phony release is listed on the Application Form under Crewmember Expectations of which one paragraph states:

"I agree that I am fully responsible for payment of all medical expenses and other damages arising if I am injured or become ill while volunteering for Sea Shepherd."

How the Netherlands is willing to register a vessel under the conditions of the Sea Shepherd Application Form is beyond the understanding of NAUTICAL LOG.  This medical statement paragraph alone is a complete violation of Maritime Law and the Rules and Regulations of both the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and EMSA.

The Netherlands should be ashamed to see their Flag State Ensign flying on such a vessel without crew medical care.  The EMSA should step in to detain this vessel as well as any other vessel's flying the Netherlands Ensign under these conditions.

Good Watch.

NLIN #1 - 2014

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MIN 473 (M) Training and Certification - Amendments for Large Yacht Qualification.  Navigational Watch Rating, Efficient Deck Hand and Able Seafarer Deck Certification.

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Good Watch

Sunday, February 2, 2014

TACTICS ATTACKED

JWF catcher ships chasing SSCS ships


overtaking and crossing at speed


crossing close ahead at speed


 
Trailing steel cable
 
montage of impact attack
 
It appears that the SSCS tactics against the JWF are now proven effective.  At 0650 AEDT the JWF catcher ships MS Yushin Maru, Yushin Maru No.2, Yushin Maru No.3 ran at close quarters to both the MS Bob Barker, Peter Hammarstedt and MS Steve Irwin, Siddarth Chakravarty.  These two SSCS vessels are blocking the slipway of the MS Nissin Maru and effectively preventing whales being hauled on board for butchering.  The attack lasted about two hours during which it is claimed by SSCS the MS Bob Barker was hit by the MS Yushin Maru No.2 as she crossed her bow at speed.

These attacks took place at 68° 40' S. Latitude and 163° 43'W. Longitude  According to the SSCS Report the JWF catchers overtook the Sea Shepherd ships from astern crossed the bow and came as close as three to five metres.  However as described above one came even closer.  Since all the ships involved were maneuvering and altering course it is not really possible to blame one ship coming in contact with another.  Clearly a "both to blame" situation but of course one should not normally cross so close ahead of another vessel but then what is "normal" during whaling season in the Southern Ocean.

Also it appears the JWF ships were reversing tactics against the SSCS ships by dragging steel cables in the hope of fouling the SSCS ships propellers (see the photos above and raw footage of the impact on the SSCS website).  NAUTICAL LOG understands that the SSCS ships are still blocking the slipway and hopes that tactic continues to be effective in preventing whales being slaughtered.

Good Watch.