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SSCS WASTED WORDS

 
NAUTICAL LOG has just received the latest Report from Operation Relentless. About the only thing that is relentless is the exaggerated writing of this propaganda Report.  Both Peter Hammarstedt and Siddarth Chakravasty are now using the style of writing that was so common with "Wats-his-name" who used to control the propaganda pumped out by SSCS. 

Now that legally the SSCS is restricted in operating the vessels the authority has been handed over to Sea Shepherd Australia which is a meaningless facade because they are the one and same organization with the vessels commanded by the same persons.

NAUTICAL LOG is not going to bother typing sections of the Report here as it can be read on their website.  It is somewhat amusing to read their description of the Japanese who seem to be using the SSCS tactics back at them - successfully.  This description is naturally fully applicable to themselves as the attackers of the Japanese Whaling Fleet now and in seasons past.  A classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

In all this the only thing that really matters, which a really professional Master would know, is the safety of the crew of MS Bob Barker which are sailing in an unseaworthy vessel in Antarctic Waters.  The damaged suffered is severe and though Hammarstedt and SS Australia may not want to do it the MS Bob Barker should proceed to a safe port immediately for a EMSA Construction Survey.  Whether the EMSA has signaled them to do so or not is immaterial since this is the duty of the on board Master - Hammarstedt - not some bureaucrat sitting in Rotterdam as Flag State or the Lisbon EMSA HQ.

The SS Australia Report is a piece of propaganda bumpf about the behavior of the Japanese vessels who for once are quite innocent of any violation of International Maritime Law.  It is written to stir up persons who already blindly support the SSCS to encourage more money deposited into the SSCS coffers.  Since they only pay the Principals ashore, and the vessel Masters but not the crewmembers that money stays in the pockets of the SSCS elites.

Now for the usual flood of anonymous comments based on lack of maritime knowledge and merchant shipping law which end up deleted - spare yourselves the effort !!

Good Watch.

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