Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Poop Deck
Cruiser Wiki Click Here to Login

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
Retired Mod
 
Lighthouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Home Port: Durban
Posts: 2,984
Default

Fancy a cup?

FULL REPORT
__________________

__________________


The World Cruising & Sailing Wiki

Help to build this free, online World Cruising Guide.

"Built by cruisers, for cruisers''

I've Contributed to the Cruisers Wiki: Most sections
Lighthouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
Ensign
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
Fancy a cup?

FULL REPORT
OK, everybody, be honest. When you saw the shortened version of this post, which read "Ketch adrift with five tons of co...", how did you finish that sentence?

Thought so.

Me too.

But now that we know it's coffee, aren't these the kind of people that make this world a better place to live? I don't mean by selling "green" coffee, though that's good, too. I mean by gutting their boat and sailing off to another country for a cargo to sell back home. That is inspiring.

I know there are many fingers poised at this very moment to fire off righteous sermons about "poor seamanship" and "waste of Coast Guard resources", and maybe they're right. I don't know the whole story, and neither do you.

But if I had a boat, I'd be out there helping them look.

Bill
__________________

__________________
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2008, 07:46 AM   #3
Admiral
 
Nausikaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,619
Default

I don't disagree with you Bill and, as you say, we don't have the full story but.......

1. is it really coffee?

2. if it is, were they going to declare it for customs?

3. they are now, by carrying commercial cargoes, even if they own the stuff themselves, engaging in commercial shipping. Are they duly qualified, vessel classed and approved etc. etc.?

Methinks, again without knowing the full story, that there might well be a high degree of innocense here, at best, and attempt to defraud US Customs etc. at worst.

Just have to wait and see how it goes.

Aye // Stephen
__________________
Yacht NAUSIKAA | Call Sign: 2AJH2




WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU DID SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME?

www.nausikaa.org.uk

= Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania
Nausikaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #4
Rear Admiral
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 396
Default

I am sure the powers to be will be waiting at the dock if ever they do arrive.
__________________
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 10:30 PM   #5
Moderator
 
JeanneP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,098
Default

I haven't commented on this before because it annoys me so much. If the boat is still floating, how dare that they asked to be rescued. I am very angry that people set out without knowing what they are doing and then cry for help when they are uncomfortable. Over and over again. grumble, grumble, grumble.
__________________
In 1986 we went cruising for a few years. After 20 years and 50+ countries and several oceans, we are STILL "cruising for a few years".

SY WATERMELON |
MV WATERMELON (New) | Cruiser's Dictionary, free ebook

= Cruiser's Dictionary, North America,
JeanneP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2008, 02:54 AM   #6
Admiral
 
Trim50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Home Port: Who cares really...
Vessel Name: T
Posts: 1,215
Send a message via Yahoo to Trim50
Default

New age of Eco-sailing!? What about all that jet-A helicopter fuel used to save their butts? Who is paying for this new age of Eco-sailing rescue?
__________________

__________________
[
Trim50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ketch


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stove Top Coffee Makers HandyBilly The Galley 10 02-20-2012 10:58 AM
Christmas Onboard Nausikaa The Poop Deck 6 12-22-2010 12:37 PM
Steve Callahans Book 76 Days Adrift gslabbert5119 The Poop Deck 1 11-14-2008 07:11 PM
Woodstove Onboard? CaptainDaniel Other Equipment 3 10-27-2008 02:37 AM
Open Water 2 - Adrift Bajamas General Cruising Forum 8 03-09-2007 08:41 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0