The Antipodean Mariner's man on the spot has unfortunately been 'gagged', though at this point still with his job on 'GO Canopus'. This will be his final report from Astrolabe Reef, though I will continue to post updates of progress on the salvage gleaned from the public domain.
As per my last report, I have given an undertaking to transmit no further live updates of the salvage operation at Astrolabe Reef. My literary days have been curtailed, although for posterity, I will continue to keep an electronic log of my daily observations.
Thank you all for your kind comments and supportive emails.
I may use them in an endeavour to show appropriate personnel that mariners and New Zealanders from all walks of life, anywhere in the world, are genuinely interested in the salvage operation and want it to succeed without further incident. And that they appreciate on the spot, "real life" updates, rather than minimalist, sanitised sound bite versions put forward by the mainstream media.
Of course, I will have to curtail my opinions and stick purely to descriptive observations.
Au revoir and safe sailing everyone.
Signing off from Astrolabe reef for the last time.
If you enjoyed the last week's posts, feel free to comment as he's able to read the blog from 'GO Canopus'.
K - thanks from me for an entertaining three weeks of daily updates from this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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