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WANTED FOR PIRACY
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UPDATE: According to data from INTERPOL a RED NOTICE is not an International Arrest warrant, so one has to wonder just what a BLUE NOTICE is. Perhaps this explains how 'Wats-his-name' can thumb his nose at everyone and travel around the world untouched. This is really weird and seems a quite valueless procedure.
It has been announced by the Government of Japan that PAUL FRANKLIN WATSON of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been placed on the INTERPOL WANTED LIST. This means that any law enforcement agency may report him to INTERPOL www.interpol.int/ for transportation to Japan. The operator of the sunkenSS-PG vessel Ady Gil, New Zealand citizen Peter Bethune, has been tried for illegal boarding at sea which is an act of piracy and is due for sentencing in early July 2010.
UPDATE: Interpol it appears has two Notice levels, aBLUE Notice is for location of the subject. A REDNotice upgrades to arrest of the subject by any law enforcement agency. We are informed by INTERPOL that there are a total of six (6) notices levels they are:RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BLACK, and ORANGE.
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Several times during the year NAUTICAL LOG has had visitors searching for lifejacket instructions. With two just over Christmas we decided to publish something for everybody to see and read. Choose a Coast Guard approved life-jacket and make sure it is undamaged. Make sure life-jackets are readily accessible, never locked away. Check the fit, there are adult, child and infant sizes, the correct one MUST be used. Choose bright colour life-jackets so as to be seen easily by Search and Rescue (SAR).Put your life-jacket ON BEFORE you leave the berth. Make sure you have a light and whistle attached AND they BOTH WORK. Good Watch
Ships now operate under the International Management Code for Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code). Since this is a Post on Auditing NAUTICAL LOG, who is a Trained Auditor, will not go through the requirements as these can be found on the Internet and in your local nautical bookshop - you do have a bookshop hopefully as they are a dying breed. There are two types of Audit an External Audit and an Internal Audit.
The External Audit consists of the Flag State or an outside Auditing Firm coming into the Company and going through all the Protocols, Procedures and associated Manuals. They may also hold a drill simulating a situation in one of the Company's vessels and observe the results of the Shore Staff dealing with it. NAUTICAL LOG has been through this experience with two very different Companies and believe me it is a long, difficult, trying day not made any easier by the subsequent debrief. The External Auditor then prepares a Report which causes a…
This month saw the commissioning into the Irish Naval Service of a new Class of Irish Naval vessel more of the Frigate size than the previously Corvette size. However they are all classed as Patrol vessels, the new vessel is LÉ Samuel Beckett P61.NAUTICAL LOG wishes her well and a successful service.
The older vessels saw unbelievable service and value for money the first being commissioned in 1979 and continued through the '80's and 90's into the 21st. Century. During those years in addition to patrolling the stormy seas around the rugged Irish coast they made passages across the Western Ocean to the United States and Canada, south to South America as far as Argentina, and east to Asia as far as Korea. Such passages are really remarkable for such small vessels and show the competence of Irish seafarers who as Naval Officers and Merchant Marine Officers train together.