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NAUTICAL LOG is becoming an active Navigator again.   Checking my Automatic Identification System (AIS) this morning it would seem, possibly, maybe, could be, the whaling season 2011 - 2012 just might be getting underway.  But then again it may not be and the vessels are going to remain in Port or go to layup berths.  So lets see what the AIS readings are at 1100 U.S. Eastern Time Zone:


DVV2  Brigitte Bardot (ZA), berthed alongside in Rous Head Harbor, Port of Fremantle, WA.
MS Steve Irwin (NL), at anchor off Port of Fremantle, WA. It seems the Australian Government is unhappy with this vessel at present.
MS Bob Barker (NL), berthed alongside at Port of Hobart, TAS.


MS Nisshin Maru (JP), underway in the Inland Sea last position recorded passing Awaji Island SW of Osaka, Japan.  Appears to heading out to Pacific Ocean AIS is not showing up at present.

Australian Customs and Border Protection:

ACV Ocean Protector, believed berthed alongside at Hobart, TAS. There is a Government block on their AIS.

Good Watch

Remember 400 of our fellow seafarers are still held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia.


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