Tracking Of The Freewinds

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

  1. Rod Keller Member

    aegerprimo - can you tell me about the competence program they do? Washing the ship and being in a life raft is all I know.
  2. kthnxbai Member

    I won't go through all the double takes when I read the comment, but I had it fixed that the tall handsome guy was Aegerprimo...

    As for Wak Allcock, I found the notice of his death somewhere on the Web but was it OCMB? or in this thread? Yes, it was in WWP, a posting of May 2012, where it also said he was 55-60 but the poster wasn't sure. Everyone said he and his brother were really nice guys. So perhaps if we search...? And when we do we find.

  3. kthnxbai Member

    SHARKS? That would wipe the smiles off their faces... Har har har.
  4. Rod Keller Member

    Freewinds bookstore, org board and cigar bar. 2013.

    fw bookstore.jpg orgboard.jpg orgboard2.jpg cigar.jpg
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  5. kthnxbai Member

    Cigar bar?
  6. wolfbane Member

    Why not? If the asbestos doesn't kill 'em, the second-hand smoke will.
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  7. rickybobby Member

    Upcoming event on the Freewinds as leaked on Mike Rinder's blog:
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  8. Rod Keller Member

  9. Rod Keller Member

    I'm not sure why Barbados didn't load. Here it is.

  10. kthnxbai Member

    Meanwhile she is still in Aruba but normally would have left for Bonaire yesterday. Is there another Silver Anniversary Event in Oranjestad? Rod, your attachment still didn't load. So why is the Barbados date not accurate?

    And I don't see anything re Freewinds in Mike Rinder's blog either. ?
  11. Rod Keller Member

    Barbados photo says it is from April 6, 2014. I posted it separately. I assume it's actually older.
  12. kthnxbai Member

    Yes, the image date is 2.5.2013. This is consistent with the dates of 1-8 May advertised for this year.
  13. kthnxbai Member

    I posted already to say Freewinds left Aruba this morning and parked in Willemstad at 08.00 or thereabouts UTC, in Otrabando. She normally leaves Aruba for Bonaire (think sewage) Sunday and most often spends less than 24 hours in Curacao on her way back to Aruba on Monday.

    I finally got her track and she went straight in and is facing upstream. This is unusual. The last time she did so was before her dry dock.

    Wednesday 9 April: she is still in Curacao in the same berth, below the bridge. More PR shenanigans, or what?
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  14. kthnxbai Member

    At 18:16 UTH she moved up to the cheaper berth beyond the Bridge on the New Wharf, while a proper cruise liner, the Monarch moved into her old berth at Otrobanda. Odd. It looks as if she is waiting to get in to the dry dock.
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  15. wolfbane Member

    Good catch!
  16. kthnxbai Member

    Edited and updated.

    She left Willemstad about 4:19, and zapped her way back to Aruba at 18.1 knots, not bad, old Mike having his little bit of fun. eta Oranjestad 19:12. So we will never know what that was all about. Waiting for some passengers perhaps.
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  18. kthnxbai Member

    Thanks for the official update.

    Today she has left Aruba and is said to be heading for Willemstad. But when found (not by VesselTracker) she is currently by-passing Willemstad and heading for Bonaire or perhaps the Lesser Antilles; time will tell.
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  22. kthnxbai Member

    She's back on schedule, Willemstad on Mondays, and for once at the expensive mooring at Otrobanda.

    Is that razor wire I see around the tombstone?
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  26. Aurora Member

    From Rinder's blog, a leaked email re Valley Org's Freewinds week. Interesting ports of call.
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  27. kthnxbai Member

    She was in Aruba as normal last week, then left for her toilet stop in Bonaire a day early (on Saturday I think) and and three hours ago was Out of Range to the north of Bonaire heading east-nor-east, in the direction of the Lesser Antilles, St Kitts, Barbados and all that. As we expected.

    The site says she is heading for St Kitts. So we can expect her to turn up there tomorrow.

    This is her usual summer routine, when not in quarantine for lining her ventilation shafts with asbestos dust. I imagine her summer courses are more exclusive/expensive than her ABC winter courses.

    ETA As expected she has emerged back on to radar steaming towards Basseterre in St Kitts, eta 10:00 UTC.
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  28. kthnxbai Member

    Took my eyes off her for a moment and she disappeared. But I think on her way to Antigua, if the port there is St John's.
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  29. kthnxbai Member

    Yes, she dropping in at St John's in Antigua and is today heading for Dominica (capital Roseau), not one of her usual haunts. Trying to keep the whales entertained?
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  30. I was wondering about that because their waste run on Bonaire is over since it became a special municipality of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and resides under European law now since the first of Januar 2010
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  31. kthnxbai Member

    The new NL status at Bonaire doesn't seem to have made any difference to their toilet stops. I don't always follow the Failboat day by day but her ABC runs follow a regular pattern where she spend most of the week at Aruba, then Sunday heads for Bonaire by-passing Curacao, but only stays overnight (pumping time? Sunday no-one watches?) and then calls in at Willemstad on her way back to Aruba.

    If you need accurate information don't quote me but look at the schedules posted here from time to time. For example, 23 March 2014 she arrived Bonaire 06:59 and left 16:24. 23 March was a Sunday.

    I have also hoped that the NL would reach out to Bonaire and Do Something About It but their waste run on Bonaire has apparently just gone on as before.
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  32. I think you are right

    So sundays are for poluting the earth in Scientology
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  33. kthnxbai Member

    From Dominica (Roseau) to St Lucia (Castries), eta 10:00 UTC today. What a pity the small guy is missing this lovely cruise.
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  34. kthnxbai Member

    Off again, this time to Barbados (Bridgetown), eta today Wednesday at 10:00
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  35. kthnxbai Member

    Off on her travels again, back to St Lucia from Barbados, eta 13:00 UTC today Sunday.

    ETA, today Tuesday, off to St Vincent, eta 10:00 UTC.
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  36. kthnxbai Member

    These reports seem to have slipped a cog or two. Today is Friday 16 May and she is in Barbados. But I think I posted that information already.
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  37. kthnxbai Member

    Sorry I missed a day or two but it is Tuesday and she is in Castries (St Lucia) again. Is there a pattern? Castries eta Monday depart Tuesday? but I'm too tired to work it out.
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