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LOOK WHOSE BEHIND

Don't look now but we're being followed!  In a Press Release, today taken from the Public Domain of the Internet republished News networks, the SSCS website stated:


"The  Yushin Maru #3 is currently, at 1400 AEST, 5 nautical miles off the coast of MacQuarie Island.  The Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker was attempting to shake the tail of the Yushin Maru #3 at MacQuarie."

JWF vessel MS Yushin Maru #3 off MacQuarie Island

The MS Steve Irwin is some 400 nautical miles south of Australia with the MS Shonan Maru #2 at a distance of 10 nautical miles following astern.  So it seems the Japan Fishery Agency is tracking both these SSCS seagoing Cult vessels.  The MS Shonan Maru #2 has the three Australian pirates in detention on board, they will be transferred to the factory ship MS Nisshin Maru once the vessels meet up.  That vessels has secure quarters for detention known as The Brig in maritime terminology.  The three Australian detainees, (who have been abandoned just like Peter Bethune was by the SSCS in a written statement to the Australian Government), can be classed as pirates under International Maritime Law for boarding a vessel underway at sea without the permission of the vessel Master.  Additionally the MS Shonan Maru #2, a former whaling vessel not a whaling vessel as SSCS keeps falsely claiming, is a Japanese Government vessel painted white and marked as required by International Maritime Regulations.


Perhaps the more twisting facts part of the Press Release is the final paragraph:


"The MacQuarie Island is also a World Heritage Site and a whaling vessel has no business in the waters of a natural World Heritage Site."

Radar plot showing Island and vessels

The right of innocent passage is guaranteed to all ships and the JWF MS Yushin Maru #3 has as much right to be there as the SSCS MS Bob Barker also a former whaling vessel.  As usual the SSCS seagoing Cult following typical Cult protocol tries to twist Rules and Regulations around to suit its own purpose but claims the other fellow is wrong when they do the same thing.


Good Watch.

Today 300 of our fellow seafarers are under threat of being murdered while held hostage by pirates off the coast of Puntland, Somalia.  We understand some of these same seafarers have broken under the stress as they enter a third year of captivity.  If NAUTICAL LOG receives evidence of either suicides or murders we shall file a Complaint with the International Court against the Shipowner concerned and the Flag State of the vessel.

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