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A Captain is Only as Good as His (or her, as the case may be) Crew

I have had my USCG 100-ton captains license for almost ten years which has provided me the opportunity to operate a boat around 50+ ton endangered whales (about twice as heavy as our vessel, Easterly). A good captain has worked their way through the ranks and fully appreciates that each role, regardless of how big…

Yaay…My Mum is BRILLIANT !

Hi Everyone, We had Rainbow, Sundance, Mischief and Moonlight as well as four or five others hunting at Chanonry Point this morning…a bit challenging for photos as the northerly wind and rain are back with us, however Moonlights young son was celebrating his Mum catching a lovely salmon by breaching beautifully right in front of…

South Korean PM confirms end to 'scientific' whaling plans

WDCS welcomes the fact that the Korean Times is reporting that “Despite the necessity of scientific research about whales, the government decided to only allow the studies that do not require whaling,” Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik said during his weekly briefing to President Lee Myung-bak held on Tuesday. Officials from the presidential office, the Prime…


Summer Fun

For the past two years Plymouth Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Plymouth Maritime Day and we have participated and watched it grow in success. Prior to Maritime Day, summer was still celebrated in Plymouth with a Blessing of the Fleet. (one of my favorite years was when the Plymouth Harbor Masters agreed to sit…

Who's Watching Who 2 ?

Hi Everyone, The dolphin watching season is in full swing and young Charlie is always ready to oblige for a willing audience… ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips I keep saying to people that this is how all dolphins or whales should be seen – not stuck in a small, filthy tank ! Best Wishes, Charlie.


IWC 64 Blow by Blow Account of what happened

Here reproduced in one place and in sequence are all the diary reports from the WDCS team attending IWC 64, starting on the weekend before the meeting opened.     BLOG 1. STORM CLOUDS BUILD OVER PANAMA CITY IWC 64 in Panamá City, Panamá Here begins the blog from the WDCS Team at the sixty…