Missing from all this excitement is the Australian Flag State vessel MS Gojira. She is thousands of nautical miles away, as was mentioned yesterday, enjoying the famous hospitality of French Polynesia being currently berthed in Tahiti. One wonders why did the SSCS order the MS Gojira not to proceed with the other two vessels to Hobart. Perhaps they had a 'heads-up' that their would be problems because of the involvement of the vessel in aggressive actions against the JWF. As an Australian Flag State vessel her status is quite different in Australia from the other two vessels which are Netherlands Flag State and Australia is just their temporary Port State. It is the opinion of NAUTICAL LOG that the MS Gojira will change her Flag State to French Polynesia with a Port of Registry in Tahiti, this will no doubt be done as soon as possible.