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  1. ABC radio this morning said the 2 Carnival ships will do a ship to ship transfer of crew off Gladstone today & be out of Australian waters by 23:59 tonight. Pacific Dawn is expected to depart Brisbane today after bunkering & storing.
  2. If they were OUR ships registered in Australia - most people could not afford to cruise. Our pollies of both sides have reduced the Australian Merchant fleet from small to just a handful of vessels. We have NO petroleum tankers at all & rely on the floating pipeline from Singapore. Any disruption will result in instant rationing of fuel.
  3. Les - just about all the ships that were off QLD. coast have come into Brisbane, bunkered & stored. Last one is P.Dawn.
  4. Pacific Aria is under pilotage in Port Philip - AIS Jakarta. Golden Princess is into the Bight & has AIS Jakarta. The 2 Carnival ships are still stooging around near Fraser Island. The World has left Cockburn Sound & is N. bound on WA coast. Q. Elizabeth has left Brisbane & N. bound - waiting orders. Pac. Dawn bunkering at BNE container berth.
  5. It does look like Pac.Explorer, Sun & Sea Princesses are all heading north in Coral sea towards Jomard Entrance PNG & on towards Philippines. Jomard is an unreliable light that traffic from Australia to Hong Kong / Philippines use east of PNG, thus avoiding LBR pilotage costs. Carnival Splendor & Spirit off Fraser Island. QE still in Brisbane @ container berth & Pac. Dawn entering Brisbane. Pacific Aria bunkering at Station Pier Melbourne.
  6. Brian I think you maybe right too. Better TV reception / mobil phone reception off the Gold Coast - maybe. Many of the ships have AIS Gladstone but only QE was there as far as I could find.
  7. Hi Barbara - Thanks for that. Hope Amsterdam gets the bunkers she requires. There could be a shortage - QM2 was in Durban for bunkers for several days last week.
  8. Pacific Explorer has gone walkabout into Coral Sea. Queen Elizabeth has just taken a BNE pilot. Pac. Dawn has also gone east from Caloundra for some exercise. Sea Princess just returning to Mooloolaba area. Sun Princess enjoying Gold Coast. Golden Princess has departed Port Phillip & heading east. MSC Magnifica has reached Sri Lankan coast. Amsterdam is anchored Durban. Ruby Princess has berthed at Port Kembla. Carnival Spirit is still at Grain Berth in Brisbane.
  9. Carnival Spirit heading into BNE pilot area. AIS incorrect - still indicating Gladsone. Queen Elizabeth underway from Gladstone also heading to Brisbane.
  10. Hi Barbara Looks like pilot is taking Amsterdam to anchor.
  11. There is also a fairly safe anchorage off Cristobal / Colon. Koningsdam would have no problems going round Cape Horn or through Magellan Straits in winter. I have done it in mid winter - July 1985. By definition "Going around the Horn" is going through Drake Passage from North of 50 deg. south from either Ocean to the other. From square rigger days. No cruise ships do this as they always use part or all of Magellan or Beagle channel.
  12. Well maybe just bunkers - Cristobal is a major bunker port in that area.
  13. I think they were trying to get RCGS Resolution into port & then hold her to ransom.
  14. Koningsdam is around the corner of Brasil & heading for Cristobal for bunkers I would think & then through the canal.
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