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HUGE coincidence just discovered with New Zealand's recent oil tradgedy!!

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:32 AM
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So it turns out the cargo ship that struck the Astrolabe reef off Tauranga, New Zealand last Wednesday was carrying a very large shipment of 4000 cases of wine. Guess what the wine companies name is...

ASTROLABE!!

Now i've never ever heard of the name Astrolabe and this is one HUGE coincidence... or is there more to it?

Discuss.

www.stuff.co.nz...




posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by CelestialSon
So it turns out the cargo ship that struck the Astrolabe reef off Tauranga, New Zealand last Wednesday was carrying a very large shipment of 4000 cases of wine. Guess what the wine companies name is...

ASTROLABE!!

Now i've never ever heard of the name Astrolabe and this is one HUGE coincidence... or is there more to it?

Discuss.

www.stuff.co.nz...

wow that is weird
makes it seem like an insurance job or something
atleast some of the animals will be drunk and not feel their horrible death as much as they would of

i dont really know what to make of it if its not coincidence
astrolabe is a weird name for a wine label..its generally an astronomy term for a complex inclinometer

everyone should start digging for info



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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nothing more clearly says "DONE ON PURPOSE" than that.
nice find im pretty confused



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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Sounds to me like the head navigator needs to fired...


Anchoring can be a complicated process, but failing to take into account tidal shifts/swings is a gross negligence on the part of the captain and navigator. This should be elementary to any navigator, and as for the captain for not noticing the navigators oversight.

/sarcasm on
I refuse to believe that the captain and navigator overlooked the above details, and choose to believe the failing was due to an overlooked log reading by a stationed watch stander that was supposed to be taking GPS readings every 15 minutes...
/sarcasm off
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:44 AM
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As soon as I heard about this ship I immediately smelled a fishy substance.

How does a giant high tech cargo ship hit a reef in this day and age with all that GPS and sonar!?

And then this info came along and I don't know what to think now, I'm thinking insurance



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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im trying to research the wine labels owner 'Simon Waghorn'
how would one go in finding out about his business connections and such
www.astrolabewines.co.nz...
thats there website, not much to read

im digging because if i find something i want the people who caused this accident to rot in jail
or atleast have to choke to death on some nice greasy crude oil



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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mabye since they were passing the area mabye they were loaded near by and had some local wine loaded at some port by the reef



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:45 AM
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An astrolabe was an ancient navigational instrument and the name of the ship sailed by French explorer Dumont D'Urville.


And the ancient navigation instrument is an Astrolabe! Maybe they should have been using one to chart their way!



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by mileysubet
Sounds to me like the head navigator needs to fired...


Anchoring can be a complicated process, but failing to take into account tidal shifts/swings is a gross negligence on the part of the captain and navigator.

people always blame the captains or navigators, and partly it can be there fault
but even if its 100% their fault the fact remains were still shipping this disgusting stuff world wide and its bound to happen again and again! (read my signature)
its like arresting the prostitue when you should be arresting the cartel



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:06 AM
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The driver is being investigated for alcohol consumption so maybe you're onto something



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:14 AM
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Oh holy crap I can see it now... A late night drunken pilot, looking at the charts, sees the reef says to himself, huh, I got that wine in me, and more on board, wouldnt it be funny if I wrecked this, because... I shoulda used an Astrolabe.. badumbumptshhh thank you thank you its funny to me... here all week



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:17 AM
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Oh I know what happened

Navigator to Captain ... "look out for Astrolabe!"

Captain to Navigator..... "what are you talking about son.... you know I don't drink that stuff"........... oooops!



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:28 AM
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if this was an insurance job
wouldnt the most obvious thing to do be blaming it on a drunken sailor



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:35 AM
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Kind of like a boat carrying London gin running aground in the Thames, no?



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 05:20 AM
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Is this a Coincidence, Karma, or something bigger?


Chaos feared after Unix time-zone database is nuked


Yes ASTROLABE again!

The suit was filed in federal court last week by Astrolabe, a Brewster, Massachusetts-based maker of astrology-related software


www.theregister.co.uk...

Yes I know ships are steered by GPS, but who inputs the co-ordinates? Maybe the Unix/Linux based computer that they plot their courses from suddenly had a "time zone fade" and turned left instead of right
(it just thought, yep were home, lets turn here)

Or maybe just the because it's an "Irish Christmas" (sorry just had to do it)

Rocket
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Was it captain morgan or sailor jerry, that is the question



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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This morning the captain was arrested and is being charged with either $10,000 or 2 years in prison!

www.nzherald.co.nz...



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