Thursday, July 28, 2011


Australia's South West coast
While NAUTICAL LOG is not usually a great fan of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) that does not mean that everything they do is bad.  In fact the young guns of SSCS seem to be making a concentrated effort to appeal on a broader, and indeed more effective, scale to the general public.

Some SSCS persons, it would seem, are trying to distance themselves from the actions taken by 'Wats-his-name' and portrayed in 'Whale Wars'®.  In addition the incredible stupidity of their seamanship, actually the complete lack thereof, in most operations has become a laughing point for many professional mariners and experienced seafarers. 

This is an entirely different cause and NAUTICAL LOG has signed the Petition and suggests to readers that they may wish to consider signing this worthy Australian Government Proposal.  Just because SSCS supports it does not mean its a bad thing!!

The Australian Government recently released a Proposal for new marine sanctuaries in Australia's South West region, an area home to half of the world's whale and dolphin species.  In fact it has a higher overall level of marine life than the famed Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

NAUTICAL LOG suggests that our readers do their own research and perhaps come to the conclusion this, in the words of Martha Stewart "is a good thing".

Good Watch

Please remember our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia.  Also after some years acts of piracy have resumed off West Africa ports.  Clearly strong response is needed to counteract this growing problem.

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