Tracking Of The Freewinds

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  1. RightOn Member

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    "Astra Woodcraft said 7 tons of asbestos were removed by 6 May, perhaps by SO trainees, and dumped at Selikor's Malpais land-fill site."

    very disturbing
  2. DeathHamster Member

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  3. AIN Member

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    That was the point of my post, given the ship's size and class, it should be carrying around 500-800 crew and passengers. My theory is the lower passenger decks got sealed up or the like due to the abstesos or other problems. given the fact they had to go overseas to get the work done, I highly doubt it's high end. Either way, something fucked up inside of the ship to the level they have to run undercapacity. Hell, knowing COS's tendency to inflate numbers, whose to say it's not less?
    As for your pics, I get a 404 error.

    I would love to get an interior shots of the ship, because, from the sounds of it, it is suffering some kind of serious structural problem and given the ship's age, engine trouble.
  4. RightOn Member

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    Found a few things. Dont' know if these are posted elsewhere
    Freewinds schmoozes in Aruba

    Thursday 25-02-2010

    On Monday night February 22 the members and guests of the Antillean Chapter of the Royal Netherlandse Association of Marine Technology (acronym in Dutch KNVTS) organized the performance of the exclusive NASA movie on the Apollo space flights to the moon during the years
    The 63 guests filling completely the theater of the cruiseship Freewinds were welcomed by Captain M. Napier, the commanding officer of the Freewinds, who always offers the facilities of his
    ship to the members of the KNVTS and their guests, including the members of the Royal
    Netherlands Reserve Officers Association (Dutch

    Amongst the guests of honor were the deputy commander of the Dutch Armed Forces in the Caribbean Captain J. P.D.(Jeroen) van Zaalen and the Deputy Director of the Coast Guard for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Colonel J.J.M. (Hans) Schreuders. Three high ranking officers of the United States Air Force were also amongst the guests of honor.
    The performance was an enormous success and even attracted journalists and photographers of local newspapers who were on board the Freewinds to report on another event, the well known
    Freewinds concert.
    Amongst the KNVTS members were the well know maritime photographer Mr. Kees Bustraan, who made pictures to accompany this press release.
    acronym KVNRO).

    pdf page 7
    The next is really ironic, in 2008 they ran a seminar on the pollution of the carribbean!

    2008 Seminars Increase Awareness of Need to Protect Carribean Sea from Polulltion

    "Caribbean Countries may be one step closer to having stricter pollution prevention measures in place to protect the Caribbean Sea from pollution by garbage from ships. This was the feeling following the successful completion of five seminars aimed at the ratification and implementation of Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78).

    MARPOL Annex V provides guidelines and regulations for the discharge of garbage for ships at sea and in national ports. The five pollution prevention seminars took place from November 12 to 22, on board the M/V Freewinds, during its port visits to Saint Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Antigua.

    Mike Napier, Captain of the MV Freewinds, expressed his satisfaction with the results and outputs of the five national seminars which were "the culmination of months of collaborative effort between international, regional and local governmental agencies."

    Seminars Increase Awareness of Need to Protect Caribbean Sea from Pollution


    held a telethon on the Freewinds for Haiti
    Tweet this Posted on: 01/19/2010


    Aruba will be holding a telethon in support of Haiti on January 25 2010, in the wake of the recent earthquake tragedy that afflicted the country.

    January 25 is a significant day for Aruba, being a public holiday that commemorates the birthday of G.F. (Betico) Croes. The Prime Minister of Aruba, Mr. Mike Eman, made this announcement in a press conference held along with Aruba Red Cross spokesperson Greg Peterson. Several of Betico Croes' children were also present for the announcement, and expressed their full support and honor for the event to be held on the date that is of particular significance to them and to Aruba as a whole.

    Mr. Greg Peterson made an appeal to the members of the press to support and promote the event as Red Cross volunteers for this Telethon initiative.

    The event will take place at the Aruba Entertainment Center commencing at 6pm in the evening of January 25th and will continue up until midnight. It will be widely broadcast on radio and other media. Banks will be present with ATMs to facilitate the collection of funds, and cellular providers Setar and Digicel will also facilitate donations via SMS. The event will include well-known bands from Aruba such as Claudius Phillips’ OREO, Tsunami, Youth Extreme and others and the Telethon event will close with performances by various international musicians who are in Aruba for a musicians' convention being held on the Freewinds vessel that visits Aruba on a regular basis.

  5. RightOn Member

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    Bit of trouble throwing anchors in BONIARE 2005
    The Boniare Reporter

    On Monday morning a lifeboatfrom the cruise ship Freewinds was repeatedly throwing and retrieving a
    heavy steel anchor in the area between the town pier and the Plasa Machi Mimi (vegetable stand). Within five minutes Bonaire Marine Park Manager, Ramon DeLeon, responded to a call made to Marine Park Headquarters and observed the action.
    It is illegal to anchor anywhere in the Bonaire National Marine Park which are all the waters around Bonaire and
    Klein Bonaire shallower than 200 ft. The area where the "anchoring drill" was being conducted is close to the town pier, one of Bonaire's most visited night dive sites, and the sandy bottom is home to
    countless sea creatures.
    After contacting the Kralendijk Harbormaster to make sure that no special permission
    had been granted, Park Manager DeLeon spoke with the officer of the lifeboat.
    The officer said that he was aware of Bonaire's anchoring rules but that he was doing what he'd done before. He was unable to produce any evidence of permission.
    As we go to press further action in the case is pending, G.D.


    I think this is from last year? Could not find a date on this.
    Could not find this on a current event calender for June either

    Welcome! - or Bon Bini as we say in Aruba
    to which will provide you with a wealth
    of information about our caribbean island.
    In celebration of 17 consecutive years of visits by the Freewinds Cruiseline to the island, there will be a Carnival parade on 12th June this year. Preparations are in effect by SAC (Aruba Carnival authority), group leaders, bands, and members of each group of this year's 51st Carnival celebration.
    ARUBA links
  6. DeathHamster Member

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    Why ask permission? They are the authorities!

    (Still, Davie might be pissed if told that some drone was messing up one of his fav diving areas.)
  7. RightOn Member

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    I found this number posted on facebook by someone.
    She said it was the number for the Freewinds.
    The number for the Freewinds is (727) 445-4309.
  8. RightOn Member

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    yeah but this happened in 2005. Wonder what happended to that case?
  9. RightOn Member

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    A performer
    Michele Henderson- performed 2006 and 2007
    Address: 1545 Mabouche, Grand Bay
    Commonwealth of Dominica

    Telephone: 767-446-3614
    Cell Phone: 767-616-5527
    Fax: 767-446-6964


    her stats:
    Michele Henderson BASIC STUDY MANUAL Freewinds 55 2004-12-01
    Michele Henderson LONDON CONGRESS ON DISSEMINATION & HELP COURSE Freewinds 57 2005-04-01
    Michele Henderson THE ROUTE TO INFINITY COURSE Freewinds 69 2007-10-01

    So she was on the Freewinds BEFORE the refit.
    Perhaps she would like to know about the absestos? just sayin.....
  10. RightOn Member

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    Randal Corsen another performer that sits in with the Freewinds band
    (could not find him in the sci data base, don't know if he is or not)
    his booking agency:
    Eline Muller
    The Amsterdam Jazz Agency
    P.O. Box 14649
    1001 LC Amsterdam, Netherlands

    and the same with a little bit more info

    Amsterdam Jazz Agency B.V.
    Tussen de Bogen 71 (visiting address)
    P.O. Box 14649 (postal address)
    1001 LC Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 (0)20 423 2294
    Fax: +31 (0)20 423 2295

    Perhaps their agency would like to know about the asbestso? just sayin....
  11. OTBT Member

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    Freewinds was in Barbados yesterday.

    Cruise experience | NationNews - Barbados


  12. Anonymous Member

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    Afterward, he gave them a feel of the cans.
  13. AIN Member

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    that number yields this
    Alpers, Ludwig
    Job title: Secretary
    Company: Foundation Church of Scientology
    118 N Fort Harrison Ave
    Clearwater, FL 33755-4019
    (727) 445-4309

    Murphy, Joe
    Job title: Treasurer
    Company: Foundation Church of Scientology
    118 N Fort Harrison Ave
    Clearwater, FL 33755-4019
    (727) 445-4309

    ludwig is port captain
  14. RightOn Member

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    it was listed by some girl on Facebook who was talking about some kid performing or something , I can't remember now.
    She wrote "here is the number for the Freewinds"
  15. RightOn Member

  16. OTBT Member

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    Updated Freewinds schedule for 2010 and 2011 to Bonaire

    Info Bonaire - Ships and Cruise Lines that visit Bonaire

    [STRIKE]Anyone want to transcribe the Freewinds schedule to text? I'm too lazy today to do it...[/STRIKE]

    Summary of Freewinds arrival - departure dates at Bonaire.
    Capacity for all trips are listed as 150 people:


    July 4 - 6
    July 11 - 13
    July 18 - 20
    July 25 - 27

    Aug 1 - 3
    Aug 8 - 10
    Aug 15 - 17
    Aug 22 - 24
    Aug 29 - 31

    Sept 5 - 7
    Sept 12 - 14
    Sept 19 - 21
    Sept 26 - 28

    Oct 3 - 12 (why such a long stay?)
    Oct 17 - 19
    Oct 24 - 26
    Oct 31 - Nov 2

    Nov 7 - 9
    Nov 14 - 16
    Nov 21 - ? (departure date not listed)
    Nov 28 - 30

    Dec 5 - ? (departure date not listed)
    Dec 12 - 14
    Dec 19 - 21
    Dec 26 - 28


    Jan 2 - 4
    Jan 9 - 11
    Jan 16 - ? (departure date not listed)
    Jan 23 - 25
    Jan 30 - ? (departure date not listed)

    Feb 7 - 8
    Feb 13 - ? (departure date not listed)
    Feb 20 - 22
    Feb 27 - ? (departure date not listed)

    / Note - the reason I posted the dates in plain text is because I'm pretty sure the schedule above changed from the schedule posted on the site a couple months ago. It should be easy to re-check this schedule a couple months from now.
  17. OTBT Member

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    2010 schedule for Aruba

    Aruba schedule summary for Freewinds

    July 2010

    WED 07 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 10)
    THU 15 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 17)
    THU 22 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (FRI 23)
    THU 29 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (FRI 30) F

    August 2010

    THU 05 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 07)
    THU 12 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 14)
    THU 19 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 21)
    THU 26 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 28)

    September 2010

    THU 02 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 04)
    THU 09 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 11)
    THU 16 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 18)
    THU 23 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 25)

    October 2010

    THU 07 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 09)
    THU 14 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 16)
    THU 21 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 23)
    THU 28 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 30)

    November 2010

    THU 04 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 06)
    THU 11 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT13 )
    THU 18 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 20)
    THU 25 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 27)

    December 2010

    THU 02 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 04)
    THU 09 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 11)
    THU 16 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 18)
    THU 23 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SUN 26)
    THU 30 FREEWINDS 22.00 – 23.00 (SAT 02)
  18. OTBT Member

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    So, overlaying the Bonaire and Aruba schedules posted above, here is the Freewinds schedule for the rest of 2010:

    July 4 - 6 > Bonaire
    July 7 - 10 > Aruba
    July 11 - 13 > Bonaire
    July 15 - 17 > Aruba
    July 18 - 20 > Bonaire
    July 22 - 23 > Aruba
    July 25 - 27 > Bonaire
    July 29 - 30 > Aruba

    Aug 1 - 3 > Bonaire
    Aug 5 - 7 > Aruba
    Aug 8 - 10 > Bonaire
    Aug 12 - 14 > Aruba
    Aug 15 - 17 > Bonaire
    Aug 19 - 21 > Aruba
    Aug 22 - 24 > Bonaire
    Aug 26 - 28 > Aruba
    Aug 29 - 31 > Bonaire

    Sept 2 - 4 > Aruba
    Sept 5 - 7 > Bonaire
    Sept 9 -11 > Aruba
    Sept 12 - 14 > Bonaire
    Sept 16 - 18 > Aruba
    Sept 19 - 21 > Bonaire
    Sept 23 - 25 > Aruba
    Sept 26 - 28 > Bonaire

    Oct 3 - ? > Bonaire
    Oct 7 - 9 > Aruba
    Oct 12 - ? > Bonaire
    Oct 14 16 > Aruba
    Oct 17 - 19 > Bonaire
    Oct 21 - 23 > Aruba
    Oct 24 - 26 > Bonaire
    Oct 28 - 30 > Aruba
    Oct 31 - Nov 2 > Bonaire

    Nov 4 - 6 > Aruba
    Nov 7 - 9 > Bonaire
    Nov 11 - 13 > Aruba
    Nov 14 - 16 > Bonaire
    Nov 18 - 20 > Aruba
    Nov 21 - ? > Bonaire
    Nov 25 - 27 > Aruba
    Nov 28 - 30 > Bonaire

    Dec 2 - 4 > Aruba
    Dec 5 - ? > Bonaire
    Dec 9 - 11 > Aruba
    Dec 12 - 14 > Bonaire
    Dec 16 - 18 > Aruba
    Dec 19 - 21 > Bonaire
    Dec 23 - 26 > Aruba
    Dec 26 - 28 > Bonaire
    Dec 30 - Jan 2 > Aruba
  19. Ogsonofgroo Member

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    fx'd :D (hey, I was bored *shrug*)
  20. OTBT Member

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    All of these links are 404.

    OP, can you give an update, please?
  21. AIN Member

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    from google maps, they will only be traveling 115 miles both ways, and from what I can gather, they are skipping the netherland antilles
  22. Anonymous Member

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    I'll be in Bonaire sometime in the next 6 months. I'm planning a flash raid if the Fleabag is in port. Was going to use the "OT8- you mocked up your past lives" sign.
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  24. Anonymous Member

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    Freewinds was scheduled to host a college dance in Barbados on 26 May 2010

    Class Schedule -- Washburn University School of Law

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  27. Sponge Member

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    Take better advantage of your opportunities.
    Doesn't Fleawinds have "open days" in order to ingratiate itself with the locals and to snag a few tourists?
    Get on board, sneak away from the tour and slip a "You Found the Card" under Miscaviges cabin/office door (or just secrete them all over). It would freak the fucker out.

    We're in ur ship, disturbin ur MEST.

    See if you can hook up with the environmental campaigner guy, Sean Paton, who did those videos on Freewinds dumping its shit on the island
  28. RightOn Member

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    You may want to look into this further.
    Don't forget you are in another country and we don't know exactly how much power COS has in any given area. Since the Bonaire government allows COS to dump there, I would imagine they have some sort of pull with the local government??

    If you are going to be on vacation, this raid can end up ruining your stay.
    Especially if you are not already namefagged.
    Tin foily yes..... but don't forget your're not in Kansas any more.

    EDITED, but if you insist.... sign wise...
    maybe you can display a help number for the Sea Orgers aboard?
  29. Anonymous Member

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    OP isn't here right now. /r/ OP to be made a ***
  30. Sponge Member

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    Yeah, do raids on the last day of the holiday if it works out. That way, getting kicked out isn't a problem since you're going anyway.
    Also doesn't the enviro-guy, Sean Paton, have a radio show? One could do an interview perhaps.
  31. RightOn Member

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    yes his website is here:
    Forum Antilles, your radio news program hosted by Sean Paton

    Although it CAN be a problem raiding if this person is not namefagged.
    I like your idea Sponge of an interview with Sean. I think that would be a safer route. Raiding can be a very scary ordeal.
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  33. AIN Member

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    why not ask your tour guide when they give a ship tour about them finding loads of asbestos? If there are americans on it, they will clear out in a heart beat and raise holy hell. Given how litigious we are, would not be shocked if someone sues about being exposed to asbestos and then COS would have to prove in court that the ship doesn't have it.
  34. RightOn Member

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    To whomever is going to Bonaire..... on occassion the Failwinds has community things every once in a while where people can go on the ship. Which would be MUCH more lulzier then raiding it.
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you that they have one of those community events while you are there :)
  35. AnonLover Member

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    This... OT8 sign is fitting if public attendees see u raiding. But if you got the opportunity for the SO crew to see your signage.... ITS OK TO DOUBT on one side, and 1-866-XSEAORG on the flipside is definitely the way to go.
  36. JohnnyRUClear Member

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    If a Sea Ogre manages to get to an unmonitored phone and calls that number, are they going to get a live person or a recording? They may only have the one shot at making a call, right?
  37. OTBT Member

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    Photo of Freewinds in Barbados on 5 March 2010

    Ships and Harbours Photos - FREEWINDS


    Sciencetology ?
  38. OTBT Member

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    Thorsten Overgaard Photography Seminar scheduled on Freewinds in 2010 at Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados. Seminar dates unknown, but the seminars are scheduled after April 12, 2010, which is when the web page was updated. Scilon photographer's site:

    I haven't been able to find any schedule online for Freewinds in Barbados this year, only for Aruba and Bonaire. Anyone have Freewinds 2010 / 2011 schedule for Barbados?
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