Discussion in 'Projects' started by _You_, Nov 24, 2009.
Movements since my last post #771:
Over and out.
I just ran this search on Twitter:
I wasn't able to get Bing or Google Translate to work with this article that turned up:
Here's the photo from the article:
"Riba e foto por mira momentu ku kopia di e promé stampia konmemorativo ta keda entrega na Sr. Kenta Beter kende a representá Minister Earl Balbora durante e seremonia ku a tuma lugá. Riba e foto aki d.r.p.d. Ken Weber di Freewinds, Fraklin Sluis CEO di Nieuwe Post, Kenneth Pieter den representashon di Minister Balborda, Kapitan Mike Napier i Ludwig Alpert ámbos di Freewinds."
Web translation from Papiamentu to English, plus a little elbow grease:
"In the photograph we can see the moment with copy of the commemorative ayá stamp is awarded to Mr. Kenta Beter and a representative of Minister Earl Balbora during the ceremony which took place. In the photograph here are shown d.r.p.d. [Port Captain?] Ken Weber of [M.V.] Freewinds; Fraklin Sluis, CEO of Nieuwe Post; Kenneth Pieter, representing of Minister Balborda; Captain Mike Napier and Ludwig Alpert both of Freewinds."
So, Curaçao have emitted a Freewinds postage stamp (apparently a Scientology design, from looks), and here is the presentation ceremony captured for all posterity.
I find it most appropriate that a 20-century asbestic rustbucket receive a 20-century accolade emblematic of their mutual anachronisticity.
Still the ABC rout. I wonder how many passengers they have nowdays.
ABC ABC ABC
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Fransyl Marmolejo, Alain Paul, Janet MacGregor and 87 others like this.
Rocío Malla Wow..es fantástico!
March 29 at 7:08pm via mobile ·
Tatiana Lepiz Our home!
March 30 at 10:37pm ·
Shelley Jaffe Can't wait to go back!
March 31 at 12:05pm ·
Yuval Davidi me too..
March 31 at 2:14pm ·
Carmit Gabay We are here
March 31 at 2:26pm via
Jean Brasel Beautiful picture.
March 31 at 2:42pm ·
Yuval Davidi Carmit, its a great idea to go to the ship during passover. Well done
March 31 at 3:02pm ·
Charo Cores QUE BELLEZA!
April 5 at 8:08am ·
Jonathan Stewart Aldrich The ultimate destination!!
April 7 at 12:01am ·
Tatiana Lepiz It is home
April 7 at 2:51am ·
Xosé Dzov Antol indeed!
April 7 at 5:48am ·
Petra Freewinds Thetan-Home!
April 13 at 11:17am ·
Carmit Gabay Sooo amazing
May 2 at 3:59pm ·
Rena Mottl Going soon.
May 2 at 6:00pm via mobile
Mahesh Kunwar The Real Thetan Home
June 19 at 12:12pm ·
Petra Freewinds Very true! I am here to answer your questions and help you getting there!
June 19 at 2:00pm ·
Julie Gareau-Belisle Amazing!!! It is magic and very happy ship. I just love to be there it make me feel OT!!!!!
June 21 at 12:53am ·
maybe add this to the Tracking the Freewinds thread and merge?
How much are they spending on that thing? They have to pay for fuel, berthing expenses, pilot fees, dock fees, pier services, and this isnt even covering maintenance. How are they getting potable water underway? did they install a ro unit at the last refit? do they have an inmarsat installed? Looks like they might have one installed back aft, but its hard to tell from the pics i have seen and anything can be inside a radom. I am not too familiar with the freewinds, but just by looking at it, i bet that place sux huge donkey dick.
And i bet it sucks blue asbestos dust.
IMO : 6810811
Callsign : H9CK
MMSI : 354993000
This information means that one of smaller domes are probably for the inmarsat. It makes me wonder whats in the larger dome in the middle. Was that dome there before it was refit?
Things to know about inmarsat: depending on the ships course and the location of the antenna, the mast will block the signal and you will not get phones/internet while this is going on. I have had bad experiences with inmarsat in the pacific. Not sure about the Caribbean though, they might be getting better satellite coverage.
The Inmarsat-C is basically a slightly faster Teletype.
We used it for the internet on my ship. It was slow and unreliable. only good for emails. Question is, what are they using it for? do they have a network on the ship? do they have email access underway? The problem with ships, is its VERY hard to upgrade hardware underway. So IF they had a network on the ship, then i doubt that they have the physical equipment, software, or personnel to make it secure.
13 August, Freewinds is in Cartagena, and off the AIS tracking grid. Luckily, someone in Cartagena just posted a photo of Freewinds arriving.
Back in AIS tracking range.
Freewinds travels through an AIS tracking dead zone when she goes from ABC islands to Cartagena:
This is a good find. But where is she now (Monday 19 August)? Still in Cartagena but switched off??
Out of AIS tracking range.
Related old thread:
Did Freewinds illegally turn off its AIS tracker?
Photo from 19 August showing it still docked in Cartagena.
Did Freewinds turn of it's AIS tracker? Cartagena port is within AIS tracking range, but Freewinds is still not locatable via AIS.
Can they do that legally?
and still not one official, the FBI or whoever is not at all interested in what they are up to?
What are all these trips to Columbia? and why is their tracker turned off?
Has anyone mentioned this to any type of official?
It's a Panamanian-registered ship that never comes near US waters. What do you want them to do?
Drones. They worked in Yemen.
The answer appears to be YES, Freewinds turned off its AIS tracker.
- Freewinds confirmed to be in Cartagena
- Freewinds cannot be found in Cartagena on AIS, but other ships in Cartagena can be found using AIS tracking
isn't it true that in some countries you do have to have the tracker turned on?
Isn't Columbia one of them and Panama another?
Per IMO, AIS is required on all passenger ships irrespective of size.
My highlight. It doesn't look like any one nation can unilaterally exempt their ships or ships in their waters.
Unless there's a special international agreement, rule or standard that "Scientology ships are allowed to switch off AIS when they feel like it", the Freewinds is in violation.
well considering they were told about the asbestos from Lawrence Woodcraft 21 years prior to them getting shut down and dry docked in Curacao, and never told any of their passengers of the dangers for 21 years.......
Plus all the dumping they did in Bonaire
they are negligent on many accounts
Colombia is a member state of International Maritime Organization (IMO)
IMO requires AIS to be installed on all passenger ships, and be operational at all times.
The only wiggle room is that last clause "except where international agreements, rules or standards provide for the protection of navigational information"
Freewinds still in Cartagena, AIS back on. Next scheduled destination, Castries (St. Lucia). Freewinds is breaking its ABC routine, and spending 1 week so far in
Cartagena. Why the sudden urge for St. Lucia?
Vessel Finder web site has a fairly detailed map layout, but Marine Traffic web site has more information.
Excellent dox, but lest we forget, it's all WOG law.
Check this out the next time Freewinds goes to Aruba
Live streaming HD-quality web cam
Their Facebook page captures some images.
From ^^^^^^^^^^^ vesselfinder.com: ETA for arrival in St Lucia is January 21st. ????????????
OP here, my source is currently exploring volcanoes and so I probably won't be able to get my usual updates for the next fortnight. Will try but otherwise likely will be around mid September.
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