|An original Black Ship|
|SSCS logo for "Operation Divine Wind"|
Where oh where are the black ships gone? We wonder because according to a Japanese newspaper at least some of the Japanese Whaling Fleet is reported sailing southwards for the 2011 - 2012 whaling season. It was also reported that the whaling budget was increased by the Japanese Fishing Ministry possibly to pay for armed escort ships which would now be legal under the new agreement to counter acts of piracy by having an Armed Guard Detachment on board or escorting a vessel.
NAUTICAL LOG has been absorbed with other things and has not been keeping very good track of what as been going on. The SSCS has also been surprisingly quiet about their previously stated "Operation Divine Wind" - the SSCS counter-whaling response to this years season. So whats the news? Enlighten us please!
The 400 seafarers who remain held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia look like spending another Christmas in those deplorable conditions. The Congress of Baboons most likely could care less and that EU crowd are so confused they cannot even agree now when to have meetings about events.