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  1. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    I think you'll find that wherever it is that Anne is registered (have forgotten which island it is and can't be bothered to check back) only vessels owned by a citizen or an island company can be on the shipping registry. It follows that CHS Ltd will be registered on whatever island it is and the chances of Reid or any of his friends being a director is about zilch.
  2. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Sure, you can spin anything if you try hard enough. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=66451
  3. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    I'm just the messenger. Maybe you could drop round there??
  4. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Snow storm was last week.
  5. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Sorry, no conspiracy. I rang MetOceans. They had a big snowstorm that caused a power outage and, when that happens, the system goes into "storm mode" and not all data is recorded. At first they assumed MET 595 "silence" was down to that, but as all other units are back up they are now looking for a fault. As of yesterday, they hadn't been able to contact the unit, but have been informed (not directly) that it is still storing messages, so is working. They are now trying to ascertain whether the antenna is still up and all connections are good.
  6. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    If it is registered in Anguilla it would have to be in the name of a company, as I don't think he fulfills any of the requirements that allow individuals to register boats there. Cost of setting up a company is around $1500, yearly running costs around $750. Boat registration (good for 5 years) costs $372 + small yearly fee. Boat needs survey by approved organisation before it can be registered!!!! Would it have passed?
  7. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Why don't you go check out the Francis Joyon thread on Ocean Anarchy?
  8. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Don't follow, expain but don't expect a kwik response, way past bedtime here!
  9. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Fine! I asked Metoceans to provide evidence that their tracking device was correctly reporting Anne's position, by providing a pic of the GPS readout at the time. That happens and you say the proximity of the GPS report and MET595 report are "suspicious". What would you have said if they had been way apart?
  10. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    I didn't call MRCC Capetown; we only call any MRCC when there is a current and ongoing incident that we need facts on; ie. we work on the principle that they have enough to do, without answering questions that don't relate to an emergency. I did, however, make a low key call to someone in Capetown, that I'm on chatting terms with and who has very good reasons to maintain excellent contact with MRCC there. It seems someone did call them, regarding Anne, but as it was clear that the vessel had EPIRBs and none had been activated, they could see no reason to take any action. Incidentally, there's a mention of Roz Savage and an MRCC somewhere in this thread (NO I CANT TELL YOU WHICH POST & YES I AM SCREAMING). The gist of it is that Roz is saying that persons unknown resulted in her "rescue". Our call to MRCC (Norfolk, I believe from memory) resulted in us being told that "The person in charge of her website called us and said they believed she was in trouble." I have to say that I get mightily pissed off when any MRCC's actions come under criticsm, or get misreported.
  11. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Several times a day, I check out http://www.trimaran-idec.com/ Yesterday, the winds according to Joyon's site indicated that Anne was situated in very light and very variable winds, literally going through all points of the compass; so I asked myself why isn't Anne doing that this time when it has followed the wind before? That led to the thought that it might be motoring??? Maybe heading for Madagascar, coz Sonja has been ill enough to have had enough and wants to be put ashore? More thoughts followed. Could it be that the recent absence of stuff on the website, followed by that stange albatross pic and bird story, is because Reid is playing for time and heading for warmer climes in the hope that he can persuade Sonja life at sea ain't so bad?? Sorry to apply logic again, but Nettles still hasn't confirmed that y'all will stop calling me MariOn, so I've got a bit of leeway!
  12. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    OK, I'll make a bargain with you lot - I'll stop using logic if y'all (is that the right expression?) will stop calling me MariOn! In the proper English speaking world, MariOns are asexual, MariAns are definitely female!
  13. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Of course I will, I specifically asked Metocean to get the pic taken at the same time as the tracker was sending its signal. I'm going to call Furuno as well and question them about the time, but I can't contact either until Monday, at least not without using a mobile number and I don't do that weekends unless I HAVE to. I must say that I really don't expect either company to come up with anything that indicates they are anywhere other than where they are supposed to be and it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they have decided to give up and head for Madagascar. Whatever their motives for this saga, I'm sure they set out believing their journey would set the world alight and the fact is it hasn't. I know Alexa rankings are highly unreliable, but they do give an indication of interest in a site, especially when it is close to zero. Three months ago, 1000days had a ranking of 530,925; last week it was 2,547,887. I'd say that means that few outside SA followers of this thread looked in last week, wouldn't you?
  14. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Come on!! I asked Metocean to get Reid to send them a picture showing the GPS on Anne. Metocean will know what time it was sent and, if his lot had photo shopped it they would know that too!
  15. marian

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Nah, don't go in for conspiracy theories unless I can see some gain, but I do believe Metocean when they say someone tried to hack the tracker. Why should they make it up; why even tell me about it if they wanted to hide something?