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Tracking Of The Freewinds

Discussion in 'Projects' started by _You_, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. DeathHamster Member

    It looks like the Freewinds has been staying the hell away from its "home" ABC ports.

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/SMV-FREEWINDS-IMO-6810811-MMSI-354993000

    Date / Time Port / Country
    Jun 15, 2017, 03:46 UTC
    ROSEAU, DOMINICA
    Jun 12, 2017, 02:47 UTC
    ROSEAU, DOMINICA
    May 15, 2017, 03:46 UTC
    ROSEAU, DOMINICA
    May 10, 2017, 01:46 UTC
    ROSEAU, DOMINICA
    Apr 12, 2017, 01:19 UTC
    KINGSTOWN, ST VINCENT & GRENADINES

    On the trip back to St. Lucia this morning, it suddenly slowed from 18 knots down to 10.5. Navigation or did something break?

    It dropped off the tracking system on the final stretch, but that could a blank spot in the coverage.
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  2. Quentinanon Member

    Process server looking for them in the Kingdom of the Netherlands?
    Tax collector there looking for payment of an assessment?
    Is there an outstanding tax lien?

    Then there is also this:
    The Commonwealth of Dominica offers an official and legally mandated economic citizenship to those seeking a valid second passport. The nationality law of Dominica authorises the government to waive the normal requirement of seven years of legal residence to acquire citizenship in exchange for a cash contribution. Total costs excluding all fees for a single applicant are US$100,000, with a discount for additional passports for spouses and children. Alternatively, since 2014, applicants can make a US$200,000 real estate investment, in which case the cost of citizenship is US$50,000.[35] According to officials, the citizenship programme was an economic and fiscal "lifeline" in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, and its new investment option had become the main source of Foreign Direct Investment into Dominica by early 2016.[36] The Dominican passport holders can travel without a visa, or obtain a visa upon entry, to over 100 countries and territories, including the United Kingdom and the Schengen zone. Applying for Dominica citizenship requires interacting with official Government Approved Economic Citizenship Agents.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominica
  3. DeathHamster Member

    Has anyone been keeping logs of the Freewinds' position for the last couple of years?
  4. DeathHamster Member

    Source: Scientology ship avoiding Dutch waters after evading surprise government search June 21, 2017, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker
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  5. Quentinanon Member

    I infer that the scientology crime syndicate has an informant in the Bonaire Police or prosecutor's office.
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's the last part of the article quoted above:

    On March 10 the ship left Curaçao, and it hasn’t been back in Dutch waters since.

    “Since then, the Freewinds has been docked almost permanently in St. Lucia,” our tipster tells us. “It has made the occasional day trip to a neighboring island, but hasn’t returned to the Dutch Antilles in months, which is not its usual pattern.”

    St. Lucia is a sovereign nation. Do we have any tipsters who can begin informing its government about Scientology’s controversies?

    UPDATE: Although there are no dates on the email from the Dutch government official, our source says that based on the shipping data, he believes the initial surprise search may have been planned for a few months earlier, back to about September 2015, and not January 2016. Also, we don’t have a date for the visit by the Scientology attorneys in Bonaire. But we do know with certainty that on March 10, 2017, the Freewinds left Curaçao, and hasn’t been back in Dutch waters since then.

    http://tonyortega.org/2017/06/21/so...ers-after-evading-surprise-government-search/
  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    We have your Scientology ‘Maiden Voyage’ robo-call invitation, Los Angeles!

    By Tony Ortega, June 23, 2017

    Quote:

    Starting tomorrow, L. Ron Hubbard Way in Los Angeles will be transformed into the Caribbean Sea as the always naval-minded Church of Scientology celebrates one of holy dates on its space-age calendar.

    Over the next four weeks, Scientologists around the world are being called down to their local orgs for a series of videos that were shot recently on the church’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds, which spends its time in Caribbean waters (but as we reported earlier, has fewer places to drop anchor).

    In June, Scientology leader David Miscavige invites his most wealthy donors and other bigwigs down to the spiritual barge to preview new initiatives. The fat cats get a special sneak peek, see. But now the rest of the membership gets to see what happened on the ship, watching videos of Miscavige speaking for hours at a time. It’s a gas.

    So if you’re a Scientologist in the Los Angeles area, you would have received this robo-call in the last few days. One of our tipsters in the church forwarded it to us. Tell us, would this get you down to L. Ron Hubbard Way for the festivities, which will no doubt include appeals for more donation? Let us know.



    Source: http://tonyortega.org/2017/06/23/we...iden-voyage-robo-call-invitation-los-angeles/
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  8. Quentinanon Member

    So, if the scientology dupe presses 3 to opt out, do they receive a knowledge report and get a "summons" to talk to the ethics officer?
  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's a press release that the cult published today. Quote:

    Unlimited Horizons: The Freewinds Maiden Voyage Anniversary Recaps Transcendent 12 Months for Scientology

    The world's most dedicated Scientologists cast off for a week-long cruise to celebrate successes and set the agenda for an expansive year across the seven seas

    Saint Lucia — an Eastern Caribbean island nation famous for its pair of dramatically tapered mountains, volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, fishing villages, and an interior rainforest that leads to cliff-edge waterfalls — was the postcard-perfect scene for the convergence of several hundred of the world’s most dedicated Scientologists. They gathered for a week-long convocation aboard the legendary 440-foot Motor Vessel, Freewinds, a religious retreat for the Church of Scientology, in celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the ship’s Maiden Voyage.

    Indeed, this was no ordinary cruise, in fact, those on board form a stellar group who have collectively spearheaded the Church’s expansion through the creation of new Churches of Scientology in their respective zones.

    What’s more, the week-long gathering is helmed by the religion’s ecclesiastical leader, Mr. David Miscavige, so again, this is no ordinary cruise.

    The week launched with Mr. Miscavige’s recap of just some of the highlights from the year’s progress:

    “Since last we met, our solar system of Churches now includes: Budapest, Hungary; Harlem, New York; San Diego, California; and, the rim of our terrestrial world in Auckland, New Zealand,” he said, before moving on to detail the most recent Church grand openings in the San Fernando Valley, California; Miami, Florida; and Copenhagen, Denmark.

    But the convocation is not just about looking back, Mr. Miscavige told the assembled. This is the week that sets the agenda for Scientologists around the world to continue the record-breaking expansion that has made the religion a thriving, upward-moving worldwide phenomenon.

    For the rest of the year, the Freewinds is an extraordinary vessel of benevolent distribution, as she logs and charts adventures that bring humanitarian and educational programs to the Caribbean and Latin America; as well as providing spiritual services for the most advanced Scientologists all year long.

    But for this week, the guests on the annual cruise will not only celebrate their own good works on behalf of the Church, but will target, plan and put into action future expansion while participating in extraordinary evening events, each with a unique and striking focus.

    HONORING A HUMANITARIAN SHIP OF STATE

    When Mr. Miscavige greeted the audience the first night, he also paid homage to the Freewinds, whose crew — including five master mariners and 133 survival craftsmen — has compiled a staggering 5,000 years of cumulative experience at sea. The ship, he said, has been virtually rebuilt since her Maiden Voyage, making her “the safest ship on seven seas.”

    But her safety is not her only hallmark, and not her particular calling card. It is in fact her ongoing mission for humanity as she plies the azure Caribbean waters.

    From human rights campaigns reaching island inhabitants across the windward isle of Saint Vincent; to drug education proliferation over Bonaire’s TV and radio airwaves to counteract endemic drug abuse; and morals education by way of The Way to Happiness, which earned exuberant praise from Aruba’s Ministry of Justice.

    In fact, the value of the Freewinds’ mission was repeatedly acknowledged in testaments from grateful island officials who have personally witnessed the benefits.

    The interaction of the Freewinds and her crew with society shows “not just merely extending a hand, or granting a favor, but a social responsibility,” said the Saint Lucia Minister over Infrastructure and Ports, in a video tribute. “That passion is one of love, one of sincerity, and one of true friendship and happiness.”

    A scholar from Barbados added, “The Freewinds doesn’t just come in, spend some time and leave. They look for areas where the Freewinds can help. And it’s not about helping financially. It’s about helping find solutions to issues, to concerns, to problems.”

    While finally, a Ministry of Tourism representative from St. Kitts and Nevis declared: “Even though we don’t say it often enough or loud enough, just remember, the Caribbean appreciates the Freewinds.”

    AN EVENING IN RECOGNITION OF FOUNDER L. RON HUBBARD

    The next night, guests were treated to a biographical presentation in honor of L. Ron Hubbard (LRH). It was an evening informing and astounding those in attendance with countless previously untold tales of Mr. Hubbard’s legacy. Tales presented by the LRH Biographer, Dan Sherman, that spoke to both Mr. Hubbard’s kindness and his vision.

    At the heart of the evening were on-camera interviews featuring vivid personal accounts of those who had encountered L. Ron Hubbard and were forever changed.

    There was the Spanish cabin steward who went on to become a “better person with my fellow man, and that’s all thanks to Ron.” Similarly, the Portuguese entrepreneur who spoke of “the power” from LRH “that made my life what I am today.” Followed by the Caribbean synagogue president who told of Mr. Hubbard “capturing the mood and atmosphere” of the New World’s oldest synagogue in their cherished photo journal. Concluding with the island radio personality and architect who recalled one Captain L. Ron Hubbard urging his Caribbean classmates to empower themselves through education and thus whom he called “a Captain not only for a ship, for me, he’s a Captain that helps us direct our lives.”

    Mr. Sherman concluded his presentation with a message, “Whatever you do, emulate L. Ron Hubbard. His competence and proficiency sufficient to produce an emotional impact — emulate it. And thereby sow his compassion and kindness through the lives you, too, encounter.”

    A NIGHT IN CELEBRATION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION

    Passengers aboard for the Maiden Voyage also attended a formal event honoring the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) and its stellar commitment to not only protect and support the religion, but accelerate the betterment of mankind, through the myriad international humanitarian campaigns. They include:
    • The Citizens Commission on Human Rights who exposed and curbed psychiatric abuse in Tokyo hospitals, across South Africa’s largest tribal kingdom and on the streets of South Florida.
    • United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights, who sparked a human rights movement in Toronto — the most ethnically diverse city on Earth, in Africa’s most populous land of Nigeria and in Sri Lanka, where Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Muslims worked together to spread the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    • Drug-Free World, who carried out their crusades with The Truth About Drugs across Athenian neighborhoods, through Baja’s notorious drug transit route and up and down the playing fields of the European Football Championships.
    • And finally, through the social betterment work of IAS-supported programs where the Way to Happiness generated a moral resurgence through Cuban towns and villages, Study Technology ignited an education revolution in Mongolia and Narconon drug rehabilitation struck at the core of Nepal’s addiction culture.
    As announcements of accomplishments came to a close, a monumental one was unveiled. And it rode directly upon the wake of the Freewinds in tandem with IAS support, because working with volunteers, law enforcement and Scientologists, literally millions of copies of The Way to Happiness, The Truth About Drugs and The Story of Human Rights were distributed in major cities and jungle villages throughout Colombia.

    As a result, what was once the acknowledged drug capital of the world, and a country the United Nations classified as the “worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere,” soon became the “Colombian Miracle” with military human rights violations dropping an incredible 96 percent.

    Directly on the heels of that was the grand opening of Colombia’s IAS-sponsored National Church of Scientology where they continued to work tirelessly to provide the solutions for restoring humanity. Soon to follow was the astounding peace accord between Colombia’s national government and FARC troops, after which 8,500 police were personally trained by Freewinds staff in vital life skills for use in reintegrating FARC troops back into society.

    But, even so, that’s not the end of the story. Because, less than a decade after the Freewinds first docked in Cartagena, Mr. Miscavige pronounced the next epic accomplishment: that on the 5th of May, 2017, the nation of Colombia awarded the Church of Scientology full religious recognition.

    It was yet another example that the combination of the Freewinds, Scientologists, global changemakers and the inspiration of L. Ron Hubbard’s technology for living, continue to lead to the betterment of humanity.

    So, as the passengers prepared to leave the ship, they and thousands more are bound and determined to resume their year-long work of uplifting society and improving humanitarian conditions worldwide, one nation, indeed one port at a time, for the next 51 weeks.

    Setting the goal of opening another 50 Churches, there’s still plenty of sailing ahead, as the Church seeks to reach all people in all lands. With a course guided by charts from the Belt of Orion to the Milky Way, they’re ocean bound to discover what’s ahead. And thus, Mr. Miscavige bid all passengers this finale message:

    “I thank you for attending…

    “I thank you for all you have thus far achieved…

    “And, all that I know you’ll achieve in this year to come…

    “Good luck and Godspeed!”

    Read the article on the Scientology Newsroom.

    Source: ScientologyNews.org

    https://www.newswire.com/news/unlim...nds-maiden-voyage-anniversary-recaps-19630040
  10. Quentinanon Member

    Another stereotypical scientology PR piece full of lies, plagiarism, and non-sequitur metaphor.
    The first paragraph is a rip-off from Google Maps:
    "Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden."
    "Saint Lucia — an Eastern Caribbean island nation famous for its pair of dramatically tapered mountains, volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, fishing villages, and an interior rainforest that leads to cliff-edge waterfalls."

    Absurd metaphors anyone?
    "our solar system of Churches now includes"
    "the rim of our terrestrial world"
    "extraordinary vessel of benevolent distribution"
    "With a course guided by charts from the Belt of Orion to the Milky Way"

    And the relationship the crime syndicate had with the governments of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao seems to have been manipulated by a few corrupt individuals.
    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=214775
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  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology cruise ship back in Dutch waters despite government interest

    By Tony Ortega, June 27, 2017

    Quote:

    After a lengthy stay in St. Lucia, Scientology’s private cruise ship the Freewinds sailed more than 500 miles to Curaçao this week, returning to Dutch waters for the first time since March.

    Recently, we told you that a Dutch source of ours had received assurances from a Netherlands official that the government there was interested in gathering evidence for a criminal investigation of the Church of Scientology, which explained why the ship might be avoiding Dutch islands in recent months.

    That official indicated in an email that in late 2015, the Dutch government had planned a surprise search of the Freewinds while it was docked at Bonaire, a Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela which is actually a part of the nation of the Netherlands. The Dutch official admitted that the Freewinds crew got wind of the planned search, and sailed away the day before it was planned. After two visits in July 2016, the Freewinds has not been back to Bonaire since.

    Two other members of the Dutch Antilles, Aruba and Curaçao , are nominally independent nations in the “Kingdom of the Netherlands,” and the Freewinds spent a lot of time shuttling between them while avoiding Bonaire after July 2016. But after March, the ship was avoiding Dutch waters altogether.

    Now that it’s back, will the Dutch government take notice? Our source is busily notifying Dutch officials that the ship is back. We hope the government takes this opportunity to ask a few questions.

    Source: http://tonyortega.org/2017/06/27/re...cientologys-secretive-int-base-in-four-years/
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Hip-hip-hooray! We have the newest Scientology propaganda about creating an ‘Ideal World’

    By Tony Ortega, July 10, 2017

    Quote:

    We want to thank our tipster who sent us images from the new issue of “International Scientology News,” one of the church’s slick publications intended to convince its members that it is not a failing organization in a full-on crisis.

    This edition, issue 70, was dedicated to the happenings at the recent Maiden Voyage celebrations on board the Freewinds, Scientology’s private cruise ship, which plies the Caribbean. The Freewinds is the only place where wealthy Scientologists can experience “OT 8,” the highest auditing level on the “Bridge to Total Freedom.” But the ship is also used for other seminars and for the annual Maiden Voyage festivities each June, commemorating the ship’s first voyage under Scientology’s ownership in 1988.

    During the weeklong celebration, Scientology leader David Miscavige gives a select number of top donors some sneak peeks at upcoming initiatives, and he also drones on for hours about all the ways Scientology is the most happening thing ever. Now it’s ISN’s job to turn that into print propaganda for the dwindling membership to eat up. Let’s take a look.

    ISN7001.jpg

    It turns out, Miscavige isn’t just turning regular Scientology “orgs” into “Ideal Orgs,” he’s turning the entire WORLD ideal!

    ISN7008-e1499650121508.jpg

    We especially enjoyed this shot of Miscavige with Freewinds captain Mike Napier, pretending to have a candid moment, when you know that Miscavige is already thinking about how he’s going to make Napier disappear if his stats crash.

    ISN7009-e1499650142945.jpg

    Continued at http://tonyortega.org/2017/07/10/hi...ogy-propaganda-about-creating-an-ideal-world/
  13. Quentinanon Member

    "Plies a course from Pole Star to Eternity".
    Does little Davey really think up those non-sequitur phrases that he thinks are metaphors?

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