|Rockhopper penguins of the Tristan Group|
|Cuban rafters drifting in the Straits of Florida|
Sport fishing boat standing by Cuban rafters drifting in the Straits of Florida. The USCG arrived some time later to assist and return them to Cuba under that "wet feet dry feet" policy. Photo was taken from a passing vessel which also remained on scene until USCG arrived. It is good to know that the traditional fellowship of the sea is alive and well.
For once we do not have a piracy report for Friday Report, we did however have one earlier in the week. No doubt as the day progresses something will land on the NAUTICAL LOG desk.
We have resumed CONSULTATION and there is a note in the Blog. It may be that ship and yacht owners and their crews would like to take advantage of a personal touch at a time of their choosing rather than set times at schools. Perhaps also those who are thinking of buying a boat and would like to learn something of the pitfalls, also how to navigate and handle a vessel privately. While NAUTICAL LOG does not recommend particular nautical schools we may advise you on one you have selected. Looking forward to hearing from those really interested.
|less than respectful Ensign handling|
UPDATE: Unfortunately we learned on the 1200 local Florida news that the launch is scrubbed for today due to heater problems in two of the three units. They will try again on Monday May 02, 2011.