On the SSCS website there are two Press Releases this morning updating from their point of view the incident of the boarding of the Japan Fishery Agency Patrol vessel MS Shonan Maru #2. Do these people really believe there own description of events? Maybe they cannot see the forest for the trees.
"32° 57' 48" South 115° 20' 24" East" and "Australian Whale Defenders on Their Way to Antarctica Against Their Will" are the two named Press Releases.
Here at NAUTICAL LOG we feel that the whole thing was totally contrived. We have been told that the Press Releases are pre-written before the incident took place. It seems the SSCS Staff is so divided that a Staffer actually e.mailed us the name of the SSCS Staff member (which we are keeping in confidence in case we decide to take action under OCILLA) who made the complaint to Google® about our Posts claiming violation of the DMCA.
There are some 300 of our fellow seafarers being held as hostages by pirates off the coast of Puntland, Somalia. Some are now entering their third year of captivity in deplorable conditions.