Saturday, November 29, 2008

DomPost Over Eggs The Cake

A sensational headline proclaims that the NZ Government will breach international law by 'ruling out' (implies refusing) any Ross Sea rescue efforts for crews of endangered Japanese whaling fleets and/or their idiot pursuers.

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That's a very big call, for if true, it represents a huge breach of maritime law and convention which does not seem to Adolf to sit well with the culture of the National Party. Not only would it be a huge breach but it would put at risk all NZ maritime personnel who found themselves in need of rescue by the Japanese authorities.

For what it's worth, Adolf would rescue the Japanese whalers and leave the pirates to freeze or drown.

So, what did Mr McCully actually say and has he been misreported? You figure it out.

The Dom needs a good kick up the arse.

"The conditions are very dangerous in the Ross Sea and there is no way anyone can expect New Zealand to render assistance. The word impossible springs to mind," Mr McCully said.

"We will not have the ability to offer assistance because we can't go and station vessels around the ocean in the expectation that someone's going to do something unwise.

"If there are any difficulties then, as is often the case, we're going to be reliant on any vessels that are in the area."

10 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

It's McCully that needs the kick up the arse. His ignorance is pointed out further down the same article:

A Rescue Coordination Centre spokesman said yesterday that, if any crew were injured, New Zealand was obliged to help. "We have no choice in the matter, as it is part of our international search and rescue obligations. But that doesn't necessarily involve a rescue launched from New Zealand, as we could use commercial vessels that are in the Ross Sea area."

Now, it's conceivably possible, if unlikely, that this is what McCully was actually trying to say. If so, he's incompetent to make coherent statements and should be replaced with someone capable of speaking clearly. The Rescue Co-ordination Centre spokesman seems able to make himself understood, maybe they should give him McCully's job.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

McCully always was incoherent but that is a feature of those with an undershot jaw. If he was a sheep he would be culled.

OECD rank 22 kiwi said...

Murray McCully was right when it came to calling out Russell Brown for the treacherous Leftie scum that he is.

That makes Murray McCully a top man in that respect.

Johnboy said...

Give poor Murray a bit of slack guys just remember he can't call in any favours if a rescue is required from the fishing guys for services rendered like the filthy corrupt Winnie/Helen mob could.

Inventory2 said...

Quite frankly, if protesters go down to the Ross Sea and behave stupidly and illegally, they take their lives into their own hands. If they can't stand the heat, they should stay away from the kitchen.

Anonymous said...

if the filthy jappos didnt hunt whales , the protestors wouldnt need to venture south, as the only whale studies the nips are following is the length of time it takes for a whale to die.

sweetdisorder said...

You can't see a difference between some yacht or cargo vessel getting into trouble in the deep sea, and someone going there with intent to create trouble. Stuff the protesters, if they want to cause trouble, they can get themselves out of it. This behavior is piracy and the Japanese are well within their rights to defend themselves. Further more, these protesters is they engage in this behavior should be arrested when they get back to NZ. I don't see what you guys get so hung up on whales for. Much bigger problems at home to deal with.

Psycho Milt said...

Yes well, the international agreements involved do clearly state that we are obliged to help "unless we don't like dem muthafuckas," so ignoring distress calls from a protest ship would appear to be well covered.

sweetdisorder said...

The surely Psycho the best ship placed to help them is the very same ship they attacked?

Psycho Milt said...

Could well be. Bottom line is, we're the responsible authority in that part of the planet and must facilitate that assistance, no matter what relative moral value Sweet Disorder ascribes to the protagonists.