The SSCS Pirate Group does not have any real idea just how many whales the JWF have slaughtered. It resorts to wild statements as to the numbers but with nothing to back them up. According to 'Wats-his-name' the ice floes moved and trapped him allowing the MS Nissin Maru to escape. This from the master Antarctic ice navigator who just told us that he was superior to all the others who had gone before him!! This after those bombastic statements telling the world how the JWF factory ship was in his clutches never to be let go!! Nothing seems to be going right for the guy this year, he is making a real nautical idiot of himself.
As to his navigational calculations well they are questionable. He states that the MS Steve Irwin will leave shortly for New Zealand and return by "mid February". We are now in the last days of January and February has only 28 days so let us figure this out. The round trip to New Zealand takes 28 days, so there goes February, now how on earth can he return by mid February. As NAUTICAL LOG has said previously they are more likely to return in early March which gives about two weeks, three at most, remaining in the JWF whale catching season of 2010 - 2011.
The entire PR is an assortment of 'ifs', 'ands', 'buts' which NAUTICAL LOG never recalls seeing in SSCS Press Releases before. We really do seem to be dealing with a lost and confused person whom it is becoming more and more probable is unable to continue his leadership of the SSCS and the cult he has reduced it too. Even the photos in the PR look very much like previous years stuff!!