Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > The Poop Deck
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-27-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,067

CNN publish an Associated Press report

CNN Report

Big Brother takes the helm ?

MMNETSEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
Rear Admiral
imagine2frolic's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 396

That's a joke! If we tell the enemy what we are doing then they will just make arrangements for something else if the want to plan another attack. We are SO VULNERABLE in so many ways, and as soon as that was made known. They switched plans if they have a plan at all?

imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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

Back in the 80s we had something a lot like this take place...it was called Zero Tolerance targeted at drug smugglers. The result was excessive use of the law by the Coast Guard to randomly board any vessel at anytime and perform a drug & safety search of the vessel.

I was boarded 2 times in just one year. Both times during a simple day sail with guests on board. The result was a boarding that lasted nearly an hour as 18 year old kids with guns went through our boat and ruined the entire day for our guests. After finding no drugs on board, they went out of their way to find any and all Coast Guard safety violations. In both cases, I was sighted. The first time for not having a trash disposal plan written and posted and the second time for not having my seacocks to my heads closed. When I refused to pay the fines, the Coast Guard sent a collection agency after me nearly 4 years later!

Another zero tolerance case abuse also occurred that year in which some harbor patrol individuals boarded a 46 ft sailboat in LA harbor and reportedly found some small amount of pot on board. They confiscated the vessel from the owners, sailed it down to Mexico and used it for nearly a year as their own private pleasure yacht. The owners eventually got their vessel back after years of legal fights and court cases…but by then, the boat was trashed.
Trim50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
Auzzee's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Home Port: Darwin
Vessel Name: Sandettie
Posts: 1,729

....and all the while we perceive piracy to be the major invasive threat. I am reminded of a state edict which outlaws the use of dunnies plumbed directly to the sea. You must have a holding tank..you must pump out the effluent at one (of the one or two, generally inoperative) pumping out stations, and then you can sail away....safely in the knowledge that the government is pumping your effluent into the ocean for you through an 'approved 'ocean outfall'.

We elect these people

"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!

Auzzee is offline   Reply With Quote

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
New Spotlight On Uk's Boats MMNETSEA Regional Discussions 0 03-22-2010 11:53 PM
Ferro-cement Boats maidmarian General Cruising Forum 17 08-28-2009 01:42 PM
Where Are The Cruising Boats Right Now? redskiesatnight General Cruising Forum 2 12-22-2008 04:58 PM
Strong Small Boats forrestmichael The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 19 05-15-2008 04:55 PM
Wood Boats SailorGirl The Poop Deck 4 01-24-2006 04:02 AM

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 09:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0