Refugee Boat Timeline Updated to November 4th

This list is based on what is being reported in the MSM and what I can find from a couple of specialist sites. This is to give a layman’s impression of what is going on and may say more about the MSM than the facts.

The updated, weekly figures I have collated. This will be updated each week.

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arrival list

To stop this posting from becoming as large as a Tolstoy novel, in future I am dropping off any part of the post more than about a week old.

To find the older information click here

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4th Nov; No information released by Morrison’s Sea Security.

4.30pm; Quietly checking the “Live Ships” website to see what was happening around Christmas Island for the fifth time today, I spotted something very strange. The Tanker “Golden Wave” had changed direction and was acting strangely. The best way to illustrate this is with a couple of screen grabs.

Firstly the “Front Page” from the website showing the course of the tanker. Remember – this is a commercial vessel and time is money. Into port, out  with the cargo and on to the next port. Travelling at 2 kts for several hours is not a recommended path to profit.

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The vessel has passed within around 5Km of Christmas Island but not entered Flying Fish Cove. Which is most strange because by clicking on the “Vessel Details” link I found;

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Look at that “Recent Port Calls” line. It claims there has already been a 36 min visit to Flying Fish Cove. That is a “Recent Port Call, not a “Future Port Call”. Although the first grab shows the destination as “Christmas Island” this seems a strange way to approach. 2 Kts into the wind for several hours, away from the destination? There may, of course, be very sound and seamanly types of reasons for this behaviour. We shall see.

All very strange and I await further information.

3rd Nov; No information released by Morrison’s Sea Security.

2nd Nov; No information released by Morrison’s Sea Security.

1st Nov; Minimal information released by Morrison’s Sea Security.

At his weekly live press release which masquerades as a news conference, our Sea Security leaders confirmed that no vessels had arrived in Australian waters during the past week. What they would not confirm, however, was that several vessels had been turned back to Indonesia. I am wondering if there is an Indonesian reader out there who could keep me up-to-date with what is being reported in Indonesia.

31st Oct; No information released by Morrison’s Sea Security.

While there has been a lull in asylum seeking arrivals. Yet off the water there have been developments in the debate.

Australia has been seriously dissed by its Northern neighbour!

A huge slap in the face has been given to racistsentimentHerr ÜberGrossenFührer Morrison by the Indonesian Government.

On Wednesday he went to to meet Mr Djoko, Minister for security, politics and law, the chairman of Indonesia’s people smuggling taskforce, and the man who must agree to any new policy direction. Mr Djoko was “called away to another event by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono”.

Indonesian army commander, General Moeldoko. was who was also “unable to attend the meeting” and sent instead his chief of staff for general affairs, Boy Syahrial.

The meeting was chaired by justice and human rights minister Amir Syamsuddin who last week had said,”Australia should ‘pay more attention’ to the countries of origin of asylum seekers in searching for a solution, and be kinder towards refugees. The Australian government should pay more empathy to the position of the Indonesian government, who is not comfortable with having so many asylum seekers here, but also to show empathy with asylum seekers who are seeking to have a better future.

While the MSM is trying to put a nice spin on the event, the wording used by the Indonesians is telling. An “offer” to “maximise our navy patrols in the south sea, because normally we don’t have that many ships there, because there has been no threat from the south” beomes a” promise” just a few lines later. The person who will make the decisions, General Moeldoko, was one of those “Unable to attend the meeting.”

Australia has been seriously dissed by its Northern neighbour!

On Christmas Island the residents are no longer able to live a free and normal life. rightThe fate of any asylum seekers is becoming shrouded by heavy handed and probably illegal secrecy. Gordon Thompson, an Australian citizen and President of the Shire of Christmas Island has been barred from a public road and the public airport on Christmas Island. This was to allow a convoy of 20 cars belonging to the immigration centre management company Serco and the police and carrying 24 asylum-seekers, to travel the airport.

30th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

29th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

28th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

It seems it has been seven days since the last asylum seeker vessel has arrived in Australian waters. With the Government being as secret about asylum-seeking boats as a teenaged boy is about masturbation, and for the same reason, it is difficult to be certain. There has been a previously recorded eight day break between arrivals. I expect to hear the Government claiming credit for this.

So a few comments about associated matters.

Gordon Thompson tweeted last night, “State Secret#16 Police direct Shire President away from Christmas Is airport road 8pm 20 vehicles carrying 24 Somalis forced on plane Nauru.” These are probably the “Africans” who arrived at Christmas Island via ACV Triton last Monday.

There appear to be security vulnerabilities when it comes to hacking the Automatic Identification System (AIS), a system which is used to track maritime shipping around the world. Like – Durrrrr – The Australian Navy has been doing this for a couple of months now. It is one of my daily aggravations. Attempting to use the AIS to track naval and Customs vessels involved in Asylum Seeker duties has become almost impossible. Ducking out of AIS coverage is now standard procedure. The Romulan cloaking device is in full service!

Darwin is hosting a number of Naval and Customs vessels at the moment. Childers, Maryborough, Sydney, Broome, Maitland, Corio Bay and Cape St George are all moored at the moment. Which raises the question of the whereabouts of the Warramunga, Bathurst, Ballarat, Armidale and Triton all of which are “Out of Range” of the AIS.

27th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

26th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

25th Oct; Confirmatory information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

Yes, two vessels, last Sunday and Monday, 126 refugees on one, 40 on the other and 4 crew passed to Immigration. Morrison emphasised that he was commenting on matters to 9am EST this morning. Should I hear of anything later, I will update this post.

Herr ÜberGrossenFührer Morrison reported today that he is moving our sphere of refugee influence as far as the Northern, Thailand, border of Malaysia. Will the next step be to “liaise closely” with Thailand to stop refugees fleeing Burma? Having turned asylum seeking into a crime, his aim appears to be stopping people from fleeing personal danger within their own country. Criminalising attempts to save yourself and your family in the name of “saving people from drowning at sea” is an outrageous policy! At what point does it become a crime against humanity?

On a completely different matter, I spend a lot of time george1trawling through vessel whereabouts and I just found a new favourite ship. It is in Darwin Harbour and it is a tug named “George”.

I will have to introduce it to Thomas. You know, the Tank Engine. I may adopt George.

Ya gotta laugh sometimes or you end up going quite insane!

24th Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

23rd Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

22nd Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.

21st Oct; No information released by the Morrison Military Machine.no boats

Two Vessels in Two Days! Mike Smith has reported that “Shaz” on Christmas Island has told him that 40 people, possibly Somalis, have been landed by ACV Triton. A number of us have been watching Titon’s antics this morning. She suddenly appeared yesterday afternoon travelling west, apparently directly from the mainland and since then has been moving around Flying Fish Cove.

Gordon Thompson has now tweeted “State Secret#15 Customs ship Triton disembarked 40 African refugees women men – 0 kids 8am Christmas Is. Hope lives.

Thanks, Vince, Sue and Marg for your help. It seems that Herr ÜberGrossenFührer Morrison has outsourced dealing with Asylum Seekers to the Romulans and their cloaking device! I suspect this group were possibly found at Ashmore Reef.

At the same time, Indonesian police have arrested 30 would-be asylum seekers who failed to board a boat. Gunung Kidul district police arrested 30 refugees attempting to seek asylum in Australia after they failed to set sail from Parang Racuk beach in the regency on Saturday. Gunung Kidul Police Chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Faried Zulkarnaen said 13 of the refugees had come from Pakistan, 11 from Somalia, five from Myanmar and one from Eritrea. The refugees intended to travel to Christmas Island.

“They left their countries because of political turmoil and violent conflicts. They paid a Jakarta-based broker to smuggle them from Indonesia to Australia, but they were deceived,” Faried said.”

It seems the only “Illegal” Asylum Seekers in Indonesia are the ones who try to travel to Australia.

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