Tracking Of The Freewinds

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

  1. kthnxbai Member

    Today Tuesday 24th BlackRob's schedule predicted St Kitts but it is something like 09:50 UTC (if it is the same as GMT so UK time less an hour?) and she is still at the Cruise parking in Bridgetown (Barbados). So perhaps the hypothetical privileged whale has found some other way of getting home. It would be interesting to reconstruct the previous week or two to see when she went back to St Kitts since presumably most of the IAS came that way but that was the week when the vessel tracking site did not give standard information: radar switched off again? Too much of a coincidence to be accidental?
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  2. kthnxbai Member

    Still Tuesday 24 June, and about 17:00 UTC and she is still in Bridgetown (Barbados). So today's trip to St Kitts and back did not happen and she is due anyway to spend tomorrow and Thursday in Bridgetown.

    Wednesday and still in Barbados (as scheduled)
    Thursday and still in Barbados (as scheduled)
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  3. kthnxbai Member

    Friday 27 June and another change in her schedule. She should be in Dominica but left this morning at about 04:30 UTC and is heading for Castries (St Lucia), eta 11:00 UTC.

    To summarise, the schedule was 22-27 June: Barbados, Barbados, St Kitts, Barbados, Barbados, Dominica.

    What happened was Barbados x 5, St Lucia.

    What are you up to, Captain Miscavige? Har har har.

    The Pirate of the Caribean reports that this is Saturday 28 June and she is still in Castries (St Lucia).
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  4. kthnxbai Member

    So this is Sunday 29 June and she is still in Castries (St Lucia). Tomorrow she supposed to be At Sea so it looks as though she has scrapped a side-trip to St Kitts and a three-day visit to Dominica.

    This very lax attitude to the published schedule could mean lots of things but one of them is that they have very few paying guests on board and can cut corners.
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  5. kthnxbai Member

    So there she is, as scheduled, Under Way Using Engine, two hours out of Castries on her way to Bonaire, eta tomorrow at 10:00 UHT. First stop the loo. I wonder what she does about sewage when in other places?
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  6. Ogsonofgroo Member

    I would imagine most ports have some sort of disposal strategy for accumulated Hubbard, suspect cult has a deal with Bonaire, which is a shame since they have no proper treatment and just pump all the Hubbard into open cess-pools. The last video I watched about how they (the Island) deal with other garbage was pretty disturbing, pretty much an environmental nightmare, polluting not only their groundwater but the surrounding ocean reefs too.
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  7. kthnxbai Member

    To pump or not to pump, she arrived at Kralendijk (Bonaire) at 10:00 UTC and is still there. Due to leave tomorrow. The situation in Bonaire as Og points out, is an environmental nightmare and has been for years now. Hubbard is a dirty word.

    Wednesday 2 July: still pumping. Next port of call should be Aruba.
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  8. kthnxbai Member

    Left Kralendijk about 02:00 UTC and is under way to Oranjestad (Aruba), by-passing Curacao, eta 09:30 UTC this morning, Thursday 3 July. This is according to the schedule published by BlackRob. She should spend three days there and then next week B B C A A A A (Sunday to Saturday).
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  9. kthnxbai Member

    Today Friday 4 July and she is still at Oranjestad (Aruba).

    Saturday 5 July: ditto.
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  10. kthnxbai Member

    Sunday 6th: on her way to Bonaire, eta 10:15, as scheduled.

    Monday 7th July: still at Bonaire as scheduled.

    Things are liable to be very boring from now on. This week's projected schedule is

    B, B, C, A, A, A, A, repeated up to 16 August (see #1132).

    I'll keep an eye on it, unless I doze off, and report any variations.
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  11. kthnxbai Member

    8 July: Confirmed in Curacao, arrived there 00:45 this morning. She did not do her usual manoeuvre of turning round in the basin before tying up so is facing inland.

    9 July: nothing of interest. She turned around in the basin and set sail at 04:30 this morning and will arrive in Aruba as scheduled at 09.30.

    10 July: not coming up on the normal map but only when I make a special search. Then it seems her last position was recorded on 9 July at 19.00 and now she is (all at the same time) moored, in Aruba, and out of range. Normally when the system has found her and she stays in the same location it homes in on her without prompting until she moves elsewhere.
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  12. kthnxbai Member

    Same problem this morning, visible only by subscribers to satellite at $269 a year. She seems to feel she can switch off when in harbour.

    For the record her schedule next week and every week up to the w/c 10 August is the same: B, B, C, A, A, A, A.
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  13. DeathHamster Member

    This is what a real cruise ship looks like at the Vancouver terminal:


    And this is how far that level is above the water:


    I have the feeling that the Crown Princess is only an average-sizer liner and not a Oh Shit It's Big class liner.

    Hmm. Yeah, it's big.
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  14. kthnxbai Member

    Why doesn't Miscavige buy a better boat with all his spare billions of dollars? What is so special about Freewinds, apart from blue asbestos and prison cells? Maybe Mike can't handle anything bigger these days? Maybe DM sees The End approaching?

    Anyway today she is visible on the normal map without a special search. She left Aruba at 03:00 and will arrive in Bonaire at 10.15. As scheduled.
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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology: The Freewinds

    Published by Mark Bunker on July 15, 2014

    1/23/01 - Lawrence Woodcraft is brought aboard Scientology's cruise ship to design architectural changes and discovers the vessel is riddled with deadly blue asbestos.
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  16. kthnxbai Member

    I keep an eye on what she is up to. The only thing of interest is the way she vanishes when in a new port, but appears again when you do a special search. So if she is trying to hide (why?) it isn't working. And anyway she is sticking to the published schedule.
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  17. wolfbane Member

    Because it's aged beyond the point of being a viable resale?

    IOW, nobody in their right mind would want to buy it. So the replacement cost of a new ship would be a three-fold expenditure: buying a new ship, refurbishing it to serve their purposes and paying the scrap fees to dispose of the old one. The last one being the kicker due to the asbestos that's been covered up how ever many times.
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  18. DeathHamster Member

    Ha! A sister ship looming above the Freewinds:

    I think the Freewinds would need an extension ladder from the very top deck to reach up to the Vancouver terminal.
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  19. BlackRob Member

    Next schedule:


    BTW: They know about this thread. They even made it harder for me to get the schedules..
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  20. BlackRob Member


    They added Atlanta and Charlotte.
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  21. Introducing Freewinds M&Ms.

  22. BlackRob Member

    Paying a few thousand bucks to get yelled at. Why not?

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  23. kthnxbai Member

    Is 'Rejoice' some kind of Gospel choir? Singing their little socks off on Freewinds?? Up the left side I can distinctly read the words Rejoices In God My Saviour.

  24. Is Ronald McDonald on OT8?
  25. 900

  26. Sonichu Moderator

    This post has managed to throw my entire childhood into a spiral of self doubt, wondering if everything I ever knew was a lie.....
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  27. Ersatz Global Moderator

    Is Ronald McDonald threatening that child with a stick to the throat?
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  28. tinfoilhatter Member

    I wonder about this a lot. not about replacing the boat, but about the extra billions. We keep assuming he has hidden bank accounts somewhere. I question if the cult has the huge cash reserves we assume that they have.

    I would not be surprised, if DM, in an attempt to launder the money, lost a lot of it to poor investment decisions in 2008, or even more lulz, to Bernie maddof( i have no evidence that maddof knew dm or was associated with him, just a sick hunch though).

    but yeah, its all fun and games until that ship has an underway fire, I pray that if such an event does occur, it will be when there are not any passengers on board.

    Judging from what i have seen about the freewinds though, the scilons are not doing proper maintenance, nor are they trained in fire fighting. Its a disaster waiting to happen.
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  29. The ship is in Aruba today, parked next to the Carnival Freedom.


  30. The Wrong Guy Member

    This is from Tony Ortega today:

    The Freewinds turns 25!

    Our thanks to the tipster who sent in this image from the latest copy of Freewinds magazine, which shows the celebration on board for the barge’s 25th anniversary as Scientology’s private cruise ship. We see Nancy Cartwright there on the left enjoying the festivities, but where’s the leader of the Sea Org himself, David Miscavige? Too busy?

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  31. Sonichu Moderator

    I just came back to this thread today and I finally see it.

    The kid is holding the other drumstick. he and Ronald have "crossed blades" if you will.
  32. Sekee Member

    It could be a high table.
  33. Rod_Keller Member

    See everybody at the Popcorn Dancers on Saturday. Good times in Aruba.

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  34. DeathHamster Member

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  35. RightOn Member

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