Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:41 am

Since last posting weeks ago the rustbucket continued to voyage intrepidly according to schedule between Basseterre in St Kitts (5 days a week) and St Johns in Antigua (Wed-Thurs), but last Wednesday 21 June she stayed in Basseterre.
Thursday 22 June: Still in Basseterre.
Friday 23 June: out of range, in fact sailing south.
Saturday 24 June: ditto.
Sunday 25 June: she just turned up off Martinique heading at 11 knots for Castries in St Lucia, a place she knows well.

It is for dramatic moments like these that your correspondent lives. :proud:
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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:19 am

From the AIS record she spend Sunday night in Castries and then set off, allegedly for Kingston, eta Monday 25 June 2012 at 10.00 UTC.

This is not Kingston in Jamaica but Kingstown in St VIncent. In fact the cancer-boat is heading for Bridgetown in Barbados, having sailed south from Basseterre to Castries to St VIncent and then made a sharp turn to the left.

I hope those on board are thrilled by all this media attention.

Further report if anything happens. And probably even if nothing does.

12.37 The only thing that happened was that she went round in a big loop off Bridgetown and is currently parked there, apparently off-shore, I mean, in the middle of the sea, not at the wharf, if AIS is working right. AIS shows another shop at the quay so have they put the plague ship in quarantine? :D


Correction to above. Night of Sunday to Monday she spent in Castries, night of Monday to Tuesday she spent in Kingstown in St Vincent, eta 10.00 but Kingstown is Out of Range. Puzzle solved.

At the moment, 06:29 she is still parked off Bridgetown, Barbados.
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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:22 am

Now Friday 29 June 2012 and at 9.19 GMT AIS still shows the Plague Ship anchored off Bridgetown, Barbados.

Any ideas about what she is doing there? Is she maybe waiting for a space in a dry-dock? but I don't even know if there is a dry dock at Bridgetown. Have they put her in quarantine or refused to let her dock? Not likely. Will we ever know?

Seems we might...

From Tony Ortega this morning (from ESMB):


Normally, early in June, Scientology's private cruise ship the Freewinds is the site of a celebration lasting a week or two which is called the "Maiden Voyage." It's an annual event that marks the anniversary of the release of New OT VIII, the highest current level of spiritual enlightenment, which is only delivered to church members on the ship.

We've heard from multiple sources that this year, Maiden Voyage was put off until the first week of July.

This St. Kitts music listing for a concert on July 7 to celebrate the Maiden Voyage also appears to confirm that fact.

Why is that significant? One of my sources tells me that it really is a big deal. It's on Maiden Voyage that Miscavige, surrounded by some of his wealthiest followers, reveals new initiatives and new products which he'll ask the rest of the flock to fork out for later in the year. And we're told that this year, Miscavige has a whopper of a package to preview, and getting it just right has involved delays which have moved back the celebration.

Those wealthy Scientologists who sail on the Maiden Voyage will learn next week that come this Auditor's Day -- a big Scientology holiday that happens on the second Sunday in September -- church members will learn they have a lot more to pay for...


In the last week she has gone a long way south from Basseterre (St Kitts).

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:31 am

Where were we?

Friday 29 June she was still anchored off Bridgetown, Barbados.
Saturday 30 June ditto
Sunday 01 July she was gone from Barbados at 03:57 and Out of Range but turned up later at Castries in St Lucia, eta 10.30 UTC.
Monday 02 July in Castries
Tuesday 03 July she left Castries early (about 02:00) and at this moment is heading back from St Lucia to Bridgetown eta 10,00UTC. Does she pick up passengers for her Maiden Voyage Anniversary Event in Barbados?

AIS cover of the IAS is much better than it used to be.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:28 pm

This seems odd.

The FMVAE 2012 should have been in early June and was put off to July for reasons unknown. A concert on 7 July was advertised in St Kitts. So far so good. But this is 6 July and the Failwinds is still tied up at the quay in Bridgetown, Barbados.

She arrived there on Tuesday am and was at first anchored off-shore but yesterday, 5 July, moved to the quay at the Cruise terminal, no pun intended. Har har all the same.

What are they waiting for?

Now Saturday 7 July. Concert this evening in Basseterre (St Kitts) as part of the Maiden Voyage Event (according to Ortega) but Freewinds is still at the quay in Bridgetown (Barbados).

Could her return to Barbados from Castries (St Lucia) on Tuesday 3 July have anything to do with the Cruise-Holmes divorce announced the previous Friday?

Still Saturday 7 July: 17.08 GMT. In the last hour she left Bridgetown and is currently off-radar, probably on her way to Castries. More anon.

This turned out to be a false alarm, or perhaps she just went around the block to test out some repair.

She left Bridgetown definitively this time on Sunday morning at 01.02 heading for Roseau, Dominica. eta 11.30 UTC. Currently there as far as one can tell but Roseau has no AIS cover. She will become visible again as soon as she moves on.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:04 am

She left Bridgetown definitively this time on Sunday morning at 01.02 heading for Roseau, Dominica. eta 11.30 UTC. Currently there as far as one can tell but Roseau has no AIS cover. She will become visible again as soon as she moves on.


Now Monday morning, 9 July, and she is not continuing on her way to St Kitts but heading south to Castries in St Lucia, eta 10,00 UTC. She emerged back into AIS visibility at 08.00, an hour ago, as she passed by Martinique going south.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:34 pm

The Failboat is still doing strange things.

7 July: a concert for the Maiden Voyage event featuring Scisinger Michelle Henderson advertised in St Kitts but the failboat was far far away.
8 July: north from Barbados to Roseau in Dominica, then
9 July: back south to Castries in St Lucia, passing west of Martinique, then
10 July: gone from Castries and Out of Range.
11 July: still Out of Range
12 July: Out of Range until 06.00 UTC when she appeared by-passing St Vincent going north towards Castries (again), eta 11:00 UTC.
The vessel track is incomplete but if the line is extended it hits Grenada.

We will eventually get more information about where she has been but what is she is doing?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:21 am

10-11 July: Out of Range.
Thurs 12 July: to Castries, eta 11.00 UTC
Fri 13 July: to Bridgetown, eta 11.15 UTC
Sat 14 July: Bridgetown, Barbados
Sun 15 July: Out of Range
Mon 16 July: OoR
Tues 17 July: OoR
Wed 18 July: OoR

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:39 pm

If it's Out of Range for a couple of weeks in the future, will that mean CoS has stripped it, abandoned it and sunk it?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Don Carlo wrote:If it's Out of Range for a couple of weeks in the future, will that mean CoS has stripped it, abandoned it and sunk it?
Who knows? I personally don't think David has the slightest intention of giving up his private yacht. Like the old buildings he has spent a lot of the cult's money renovating it even allowing for slave labour to keep it impeccable. I seem to remember totting up $24 million in the year or so after the Asbestos incident.

Its market value is certainly negative but the cult doesn't do proper book-keeping.

If it's out of range it probably means the failboat is somewhere where the satellite can't see it. I really don't think they are trying to hide but even if they were they can't, or not for long.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:40 pm

Update on July track.

She came and went for a while to Bridgetown but has now gone back to her usual ABC circuit. Today in Aruba. What excitement.

10-11 July: Out of Range.
Thurs 12 July: to Castries, eta 11.00 UTC
Fri 13 July: to Bridgetown, eta 11.15 UTC
Sat 14 July: Bridgetown, Barbados
Sun 15 July: OoR >> so it said, but she was still in Bridgetown.
Mon 16 July: OoR >> no information; at a guess doing sea trials of some new equipment?
Tues 17 July: OoR >>left Bridgetown and sailing west direction St Vincent, then presumably at sea.
Wed 18 July: OoR >> no information, presumably at sea.
Thurs 19 July: arrived in Kralendijk, Bonaire, for brief toilet stop in the middle of the night then left again about 02.15 UTC for Oranjestad, Aruba eta 10.00.

Query: what does she do with her solid waste during all the weeks in Barbados?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:37 am

So she left the Lesser Antilles and got back to the ABC islands, stopping first briefly at Bonaire (discharge waste) and then to Aruba.

Fri 20 July to Oranjestad, Aruba.
Sat 21 July: same
Sun 22 July: same
Mon 23 July: to Kralendijk, Bonaire, eta 11.00

The only odd thing is that she has by-passes Curacao (Willemstad) twice in succession. Is Curacao no longer as friendly as it was?

Spoke too soon.

Tues 24 July: tied up beyond the bridge in Willemstad, Curacao. No use looking on the webcam as it has been stuck since May and anyway nothing much to see.
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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by subgenius » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:03 pm

That's Jim Mathers, handler of NOI for CoS, his wife, and everyone's favorite no talent rapper, Chill-E.B. or whatever the fudge his name is.
(courtesy of Triumph)

Image

The large breasted mattress thrasher is unidentified, but seems to be happy to be on a cruise. Any cruise.

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:37 am

Thanks for the pic. Anyone know where and when this was?

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Re: Tracking: Last reported positions of the MV Freewinds

Post by secretiveoldfag » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:27 pm

A week has passed since my last post and not a lot has happened.

FW is wandering round the ABC islands.

Tues 24 July: at Willemstad, Curacao; organised a cheap free concert to impress the natives.
Wed 25 July: to Oranjestad, Aruba: eta 9.45 UTC.
Stayed at O through Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun until
Mon. 30 July: from O to Kralendiyk to pump the bilges.
Tues 31 July: feeling much relieved went back to Curacao eta 10,00 this morning, no doubt to avoid the bad smell. She is tied up at Otrabanda near the center of town. The local webcam is still stuck or we would see her plain before us. You can look anyway and imagine a small shabby asbestos-laden old-fashioned prison-ship tied up on the far side.

http://www.webcamcuracao.com/?cam=plaza

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