Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by OTBT » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:56 pm

duhast wrote:Well that's strange. The position of Freewinds is now in the middle of the Egyptian desert...

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/defaul ... 58:04%20PM
I've seen this same glitch a few times before on the Marine Traffic website. Nothing to worry about.

It usually happens when Freewinds has been out of range for a few weeks. Freewinds was in Cartagena, Colombia last week, for more than a week. Cartagena is out of range of the AIS transmitters that Marine Traffic website uses.

Once Freewinds is back in AIS tracking range, the glitch will clear up.

See page 12 of WWP thread for more info about AIS and glitches:

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... 34/page-12

Non-AIS tracking data from last week posted on WWP, showing Freewinds in Cartagena:

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1348316

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:40 pm

The Curacao web cam currently shows a tiny tinny little boat tied up at Otrabando. She came from Bonaire about 8 February.

Edited Friday to say she left Curacao again yesterday 10 February about 7.30 GMT, early afternoon Curacao-time, but apparently with her location-finder switched off, as my tracking site showed her still stationary at Willemstad but the web cam showed her gone.

Sneaky.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by OTBT » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:19 pm

secretiveoldfag wrote:The Curacao web cam currently shows a tiny tinny little boat tied up at Otrabando. She came from Bonaire about 8 February.

Edited Friday to say she left Curacao again yesterday 10 February about 7.30 GMT, early afternoon Curacao-time, but apparently with her location-finder switched off, as my tracking site showed her still stationary at Willemstad but the web cam showed her gone.

Sneaky.
Thanks SOF, I've been waiting for info like this. Crossposted your info to WWP:

Did Freewinds illegally turn off its AIS tracker?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:00 pm

I'm going by the vessel-tracking site

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/defaul ... 55:28%20PM

A single fix showed up today (11th) for yesterday (10th) approx one hour west of Willemstad. Normally when heading from Curacao to Aruba her position shows up from leaving Curacao until she becomes invisible half-way to Aruba. We can confirm the actual time she left Curacao (within a few minutes) by seeing the event on the web cam which is working again, hip hip hooray.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:07 pm

A question from WWP:
Was the tracking site showing last known position, or was it actively showing Freewinds at Willemstad? (i.e. had they dismounted the tracker and had it running on the docks.)
I think it was actively showing Freewinds at Willemstad: this is shown by a blue rhomboid, whereas a boat under way is a blue arrow. A single blue arrow appeared later, so their tracker is working and is on board.

Moreover if you follow the WWP thread, Tracking of the Freewinds, someone somewhere is getting steady information, probably the company that insures her and is responsible for certification and safety etc.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Sponge » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:12 pm

http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... st-1449496

"Sorry I've been absent for a while.

Freewinds is currently at Kralendijk:


smileforever/11uhhxl.jpg

History from my last post to present time:

Image

That's it.

kthxbai"


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Why thank you sir.

Also, something from Anon's San Francisco Protest.....
LetThereBeLove, posting on WWP wrote:If this is the wrong forum, please move it to the correct one.

This Saturday, March 12, we had a passerby stop at our raid and told us about what he saw of the Freewinds recently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-usLltdtXxA

For those of you who have been following the Freewinds more closely than I have, what does this small tidbit add to our overall knowledge about the current state of affairs?
ref: http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/ ... nds.77989/

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Sponge » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:32 pm

I don't have time to add otherwise unremarkable reports in this thread so I'll just leave the WWP thread here linked at the point from the last OCMB post in this thread on the tracking, @ March 2011 to date:
https://whyweprotest.net/community/thre ... st-1449496

As reported in other threads the Freewinds from mid December 2011 to at least the end of february 2012 changed its usual itinerary and is sailing between Barbados, St.Lucia and St.Vincent.

Yesterday (15th Jan 2012) and today it was in docked in Castries the port capital of St.Lucia
See: https://whyweprotest.net/community/thre ... st-2018146 (with tracking map pics)
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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:17 pm

This new information is great. Thanks Sponge and Anonymous friends!

One thing I find remarkable: 303 hours spent in Bridgetown, 14-27 December 2011. I have her Out of Range for most of this period. I have also noted a cancellation of St Vincent on 23 December.

I wonder, just a possibility, but based on the fact that she has been avoiding Curacao for some time: did she go into dry dock in Bridgetown t this time?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Sponge » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:59 pm

Hey matey!

The reason behind the long stay in Bridgetown, Barbados was allegedly due to weather/seas....

Full details here: viewtopic.php?p=426758#p426758
but here's a snippet of the relevant bit.....
[...]

The ship was originally schedule to visit and hold a special concert on December 23rd as part of the Christmas festivities but had to cancel due to adverse sailing conditions which affected docking in Kingstown. [St.Vincent]

[...]
I don't know how bad conditions actually were and I'm certainly no expert but I suspect that a hull that was originally designed as a car ferry may have different thresholds than an ordinary (and mordern) cruiser hull. It's probably more to do with local docking safety thresholds than open sea limtations when it is getting a bit rough. Aside from any of that, who would want to party on a relatively small vessel that is pitching and rolling even in moderate sea states. Imagine the puke flying everywhere.
That's if sailing conditions were genuinely the reason and not because there was an angry mob of St.Vincent residents protesting at the cult ship coming to their island [I can dream can't I? ;)]

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:44 pm

As of today Monday 6 February she is back in Cartagena, courting the military. :|

Edited to add that this is AIS information. This means she has abandoned the programme as published above by Sponge and as predicted by port schedules in the Lesser Antilles.

Not enough paying customers? The Archbish too much for the dwarf? He has had to go home to attend to business?

Edited again to add this nice link to WWP.

https://whyweprotest.net/community/thre ... 34/page-16

Just wait till the Colombian military and police work out what the con is. :D

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Sponge » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:48 am

^thanks sof.

Sightings in January:
Freewinds in Barbados, January 21, 2012: viewtopic.php?f=282&t=53551

Currently at Cartegena (data acquired at 8th Feb 2012, 0:15 UTC)
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipde ... =354993000
FREEWINDS

All Actions Flag: Panama
Ship Type: Passenger
Status: Anchored/Moored
Speed/Course: 0 kn / 119˚
Length x Breadth: 134 m X 21 m
Draught: 6 m
Destination: CARTAGENA
ETA: 2012-02-06 10:00 (UTC)
Received (803): 0h 9min ago
(AIS Source: PROMAR)
Date Time (UTC) | Vessel's Name | Position Type | Port Latitude / Longitude | Speed | Course
2012-02-08 13:59 FREEWINDS Midday position 10.40485 -75.53027 0 209
2012-02-07 13:59 FREEWINDS Midday position 10.40485 -75.5303 0 207
2012-02-07 01:56 FREEWINDS Midnight position 10.40487 -75.53028 0 112
2012-02-06 13:59 FREEWINDS Midday position 10.40485 -75.53027 0 208
2012-02-06 11:00 FREEWINDS Arrival CARTAGENA [Colombia]
2012-02-06 01:58 FREEWINDS Midnight position 11.53725 -74.42406 17 266
2012-02-06 00:17 FREEWINDS In Range 11.71417 -73.96283 17.7 247
2012-02-05 15:34 FREEWINDS In Range 12.64245 -71.44612 18.7 258
2012-02-05 13:15 FREEWINDS Midday position 12.62717 -70.74284 18.1 279
2012-02-05 11:01 FREEWINDS Departure ORANJESTAD [Aruba]
2012-02-05 01:59 FREEWINDS Midnight position 12.5214 -70.04393 0 177
2012-02-04 13:59 FREEWINDS Midday position 12.52142 -70.04393 0 191
2012-02-04 01:59 FREEWINDS Midnight position 12.52142 -70.04395 0 192
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An indication of the program/itinerary for the larger-middle part of february...

10 -15th Feb, 16 - 23rd Feb....
Advertising WISE conventions on Russian scientology websites, Colombia, Caribbean: viewtopic.php?f=282&t=53550

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:52 pm

I wondered if this change of plans, from the Lesser Antilles to Cartagena, had anything to do with the Debbie Cook situation. Is DM is on board? If so maybe he feels safer in Colombia with his private army.

To recap she was going to be in Barbados/St Lucia as far as records went, which was 3 March.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:43 pm

http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&gbv= ... ,r:18,s:20

When I Googled Port of Cartagena, Colombia for IMAGES I found a photograph of armed commandos on board Freewinds, though she is not mentioned by name. The URL takes you to a site devoted to the Colombian armed forces.

If you scroll on down there are more photographs covering this exercise on board Sea Organisation MV Freewinds at page 168, posts 2510, 2513 and 2514. Scientology doesn't get a look in. But are they training up a private army?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Sponge » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:39 am

^that link is broken I'm afraid.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 am

MV Freewinds left Cartagena about 03.27 today, Tuesday 28 February 2012, and at 09.38 GMT was headed east, presumably to Aruba.

AIS coverage of this area including Cartagena and Aruba is much improved in recent months.

Re military involvement: try Google Images for 'Port of Cartagena, Colombia' and scroll down to about the 11th row where there is a photograph of commandos on board Freewinds. This gives a link to a magazine with photographs of Colombian military. Freewinds appears in posts 2013 etc.

She makes no secret of being used by the Colombian army and police though her story is that her crew are personally involved in training them in security at sea. Who is training who and for what remains to be seen.

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