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Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,285
Posted By Nausikaa
Hi Sparky and welcome to CL as a contributor. ...

Hi Sparky and welcome to CL as a contributor.

As a fellow Swede and a sailor, I certainly know of [the sailor in question] and his boat although I have never met him. He is the genuine article...
Forum: Cruiser's Market 04-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,971
Posted By Nausikaa
Thank you very much for your offer. It was kind...

Thank you very much for your offer. It was kind of you to respond.

However, I did find the radio I was looking for about four years ago.

Again, many thanks // Stephen
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
Posted By Nausikaa
Safety at sea, or the lack of it, in some ways...

Safety at sea, or the lack of it, in some ways has nothing to do with safety at sea!

It has more to do with the reluctance of governments to implement conventions and agreements reached in...
Forum: Regional Piracy 03-14-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,648
Posted By Nausikaa
It is so nice to see that India together with a...

It is so nice to see that India together with a few other countries has the guts to deal with these vermin of the seas: all whilst our own governments are more concerned about avoiding possible...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-05-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,908
Posted By Nausikaa
I agree with MMNETSEA. After leaving the...

I agree with MMNETSEA.

After leaving the Cape, call in Namibia if you have the time and are willing to deviate or head directly to St. Helena. A good place to visit but no harbour I am sorry to...
Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 03-05-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,818
Posted By Nausikaa
Strange way of thinking I would say. In my...

Strange way of thinking I would say.

In my humble opinion, sailing into the area the pirates frequent is what is putting these people in jeopardy.

Telling the whole world about their venture...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-05-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,060
Posted By Nausikaa
Durbs has its charms but give me CT anyday! ...

Durbs has its charms but give me CT anyday!

Nice photo of "The Tavern of the Seas". With a little zoming I can see my old office at Foretrust building and, if the quality were better, I could spot...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-28-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,515
Posted By Nausikaa
That's the excuse. In reality there is a...

That's the excuse.

In reality there is a huge upwelling in the area producing enormous volumes of nutrients for fish to live off. There are fish in the area, both stationary and migratory stocks....
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-27-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,472
Posted By Nausikaa
Tall order this one James! Your post reminds...

Tall order this one James!

Your post reminds me of an old coastal steamer captain from the Swedish province of Bohuslän. Captain McFie came from a Scotts family who lived, and stil does, in a...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-27-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,515
Posted By Nausikaa
I certainly understand what you are saying Uwe...

I certainly understand what you are saying Uwe and have respect for the economics of the entire situation but there is a fundamental issue at steak here:

Politicians make the law. This they do by...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,515
Posted By Nausikaa
Whilst I understand your view that "our right to...

Whilst I understand your view that "our right to leasure is further down the list than protecting commercial vessels" UNCLOS does not make that distiction.

As for the discussion being theoretical,...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-25-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,515
Posted By Nausikaa
In fact, the whole article agrivated me. I...

In fact, the whole article agrivated me.

I would have expected an awful lot more from the Wall Street Journal than this commentary which could have been written by any school boy with Internet...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-25-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,605
Posted By Nausikaa
There are two aspects here, the legal and...

There are two aspects here, the legal and insurance.

Let's look first at the legal aspect.

Every maritime state has developed its own Merchant Shipping Act, Vessel Safety Act or whatever it may...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
Short response, according to UNCLOS: ...

Short response, according to UNCLOS:

Article105

Seizure of a pirate ship or aircraft

On the high seas, or in any other place outside the jurisdiction of any State, every State may seize a...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
Agreed! But in our PC aware society this is...

Agreed!

But in our PC aware society this is far too unlikely to happen. Unfortunately.

Aye // Stephen
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-23-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
What is likely to happen, both in the US and...

What is likely to happen, both in the US and elsewhere, is that these captured pirates will be model prisoners. They will work hard and probably study and be seen as being rehabilitated. As a...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-23-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
An interesting, if much simplified, analysis of...

An interesting, if much simplified, analysis of the piracy situtation from the BBC HERE. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12548045)

Unfortunately, the only conclussion reached by the...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-22-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
And HERE...

And HERE (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12541297) from the BBC too.

So sad indeed.

If anything good comes out of this it may be that the US and its allies will now be willing to...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 02-21-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,629
Posted By Nausikaa
Somalia does need a government but, the problem...

Somalia does need a government but, the problem being, that left on its own there is unlikely to be a stable government for a very long time. On the other hand, the rest of the world seems reluctant...
Forum: The Poop Deck 02-20-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,785
Posted By Nausikaa
Seems to me like the answer is simple - don't...

Seems to me like the answer is simple - don't "dress-up" It will make both you and your boat neighbours happier!

Joking asside, thanks for sharing this with us. I am sure we all have similar tales...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-17-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,538
Posted By Nausikaa
A legend in his own time. Leaving a chasm which...

A legend in his own time. Leaving a chasm which nobody is going to fill,he will be sadly missed by his own family, of course, but also by the cruising community at large.
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 02-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,853
Posted By Nausikaa
Not now Uwe but maybe soon? We are already...

Not now Uwe but maybe soon?

We are already seeing anchovies moving into the North Sea with catches steadily increasing. Global warming? May well be.

Aye // Stephen
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,880
Posted By Nausikaa
Well, the answer to that one is yes and no. ...

Well, the answer to that one is yes and no.

Yes, they can be as good as the official paper charts and, in some cases, are simply the scanned version of the official charts. However, they can...
Forum: Pets, Children & Guests 02-10-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,669
Posted By Nausikaa
Sounds a bit like my ex. Cruising? yes but...

Sounds a bit like my ex.

Cruising? yes but max 3 -4 hours between luxury hotels

HArd life // Stephen
Forum: Living Aboard 02-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,712
Posted By Nausikaa
When I was at university I met a girl from the...

When I was at university I met a girl from the same university at a dance. She looked gorgeous. I told her so and happened to mention that I thought her dress was fantastic.

My compliment was met...
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