Posted by jfb on February 20th, 2009 | 0 comments
Atlantis… not yours:
‘In this case, however, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process.
‘Bathymetric (sea-floor) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea-floor.
‘The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data.’
Sea Shepherd boarded by Australian police, video footage seized:
After violent clashes with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean, the Steve Irwin was met by Australian Federal Police when it docked in Hobart about 5.30pm.
The police, who had search warrants, kept the crew on board as they searched cabins.
Steve Irwin captain Paul Watson said he was not told whether the police action stemmed from a complaint by the Australian Government or from the Japanese.
Nothing to do with anything, but of interest to the naval nerds:
And of course, pirates. The first one has video of pirates shooting at a ship.
Mohammed Mahmud Handule said at a RIA Novosti news conference that the Somali government had already worked out the legal and technical issues involved in opening the corridor.
“The new [Somali] government will rigorously work on this [problem of piracy],” he said. “We want to create a corridor where from Point A all ships will be put in groups of 5-7, and then our friends, including Russia, will escort them to Point B. Vessels not travelling through that corridor will be considered pirates or poachers.”