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MS Brigitte Bardot
MS Brigitte Bardot, of  Fremantle, Australia et la marque

La marque
 We thought about this as a Post and even as NAUTICAL LOG shudders we decided it was just too good to miss.  The infamous MS Gojira is now the equally infamous MS Brigitte Bardot - we kid you not !!  It is not entirely clear which Flag State has accepted registry, NAUTICAL LOG doubts it is France.  The AMSA now confirms that the MS Brigitte Bardot is registered in Australia, it is listed as a pleasure craft homeported in Fremantle, Western Australia. Once again that nautical con-artist has done it and played on the egos of movie stars, albeit somewhat fading now. 


Brigitte Bardot (76)
 He has got the Foundation Brigitte Bardot which being French saves wildlife with rather extreme Right-Wing politics (Front National, FN) to acquire the trimaran and in return named it after her.  It is a tried and true method that he has used for years and it works.  Bardot calls him "Captain of my heart" - oh excuse me - that's better just threw up in the head.  They have known each other since 1977 which may explain the "77" on the MS Steve Irwin bow.  This guy does not miss a trick does he - except how to stop the Japanese Whaling Fleet - not so good at that.  Not overly popular with French Authorities BB has been fined on five occasions by French Courts for inappropriate racial remarks.  It may be therefore that French authorities will not view the SSCS in any kinder light because of this association with Foundation Brigitte Bardot.  

 Together with the MS Steve Irwin both vessels are planning to stand off Libya "protecting" the Bluefin tuna however this littoral is now a war zone declared by the EU-NATO forces.  The SSCS vessels crews will have no legal war zone protection, maritime insurance and are extremely unwise indeed foolish to mann these vessels.  We would suggest the French Navy places them under Admiralty Writ, remove their fuel and render the vessels inoperable.  This would actually save everybody a lot of problems this tuna season and very possibly loss of life which clearly 'Wats-his-name' has little regard for with his crews.


This sad saga was compounded by another ancient mariner Captain Albert Falco (84) of the Cousteau Society being paraded. He broke a bottle of champagne, one hopes not one of  Boucher Père et Fils, Champillon, France, on the bow to dedicate the new name.  Mon dieu enough already!!


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