S/V Love Song's Adventures

26 September 2012 | Java Sea
25 September 2012 | Bali Sea
25 September 2012 | Bali Sea
25 September 2012 | Bali Sea
25 September 2012 | Bali Sea
22 August 2012 | Under way for Bali
15 August 2012 | Maumere, Flores
12 August 2012 | NE Flores
09 August 2012 | heading West toward Flores
08 August 2012 | Saumlaki, Tanimbar, INDO
05 August 2012 | Saumlaki, Tanimbar, INDO
01 August 2012 | Arafura Sea
22 July 2012 | Louisiade Archipelago, PNG
22 July 2012 | Louisiade Archipelago, PNG
15 July 2012 | Rodrick Bay
12 July 2012 | Honiara, Guadalcanal, SI
02 July 2012 | Point Cruz Harbor
26 June 2012 | Letonga Village 1 & 2
23 June 2012 | Roderick Bay
22 June 2012 | Roderick Bay

Nine Lives

25 September 2012 | Bali Sea
Allen
We departed Bali on Sunday, headed for Singapore. Early monday morning we were about 50nm north of Bali, and after a rough night of choppy confused seas, we got to have some fun . We managed to rescue 9 Indonesian seamen. They had been adrift for 3+ days. They all had lacerations from the barnacles on the bottom of their over turned vessel. We hydrated them, and fed them rice & fruit, then cleaned and bandaged their wounds. We found places for them all to sleep as we made it to the nearest port. It would have been impossible to sleep on the small piece of bucking, barnacle encrusted hull. I had made a 20 deg course change at 0700, due to ride conditions being so bad. It was very choppy and confused seas. At 0800 I almost ran this over-turned fishing vessel over .The K.M. Puger was approx 25M length. If I hadn't changed course I'm sure I wouldn't have seen them. They can be thanking God for that one. We departed Bali on Sunday, headed for Singapore. Early monday morning we were about 50nm north of Bali, and after a rough night of choppy confused seas, we got to have some fun . We managed to rescue 9 Indonesian seamen. They had been adrift for 3+ days. They all had lacerations from the barnacles on the bottom of their over turned vessel. We hydrated them, and fed them rice & fruit, then cleaned and bandaged their wounds. We found places for them all to sleep as we made it to the nearest port. It would have been impossible to sleep on the small piece of bucking, barnacle encrusted hull. I had made a 20 deg course change at 0700, due to ride conditions being so bad. It was very choppy and confused seas. At 0800 I almost ran this over-turned fishing vessel over .The K.M. Puger was approx 25M length. If I hadn't changed course I'm sure I wouldn't have seen them. They can be thanking God for that one.

I got on the radio and hailed the Ocean Tug Magellan II, they had been 6nm astern all night on the same course. When I changed course I advised them of my turn, so as not to cause a conflict, they where towing a heavy barge. I asked them to try to get in touch with the Indonesian authorities, to advise them of our situation. I also called the south bound Cargo ship Angel Trust, asking them to do the same. Both vessel's were able to send emails to the Indonesian Maritime??, but no Sat Phone calls went though. When we got here to Kalisangka, on the island of Kangean, there wasn't any "Authorities" waiting for us. We pulled up next to the very busy warf, and called out to try to get some one to come out to our vessel and collect these guys, and take them to the hospital. No one answered repeated radio calls on our way into the small port. We did manage to get some one to come out in a small dugout canoe, and make several trips to transport these guys in, and I hope to the hospital. We clothed most of them with new shorts, shirts, and hats, as their's were shredded from the barnacles.

After a good nights sleep we are off on our continued journey to Singapore. We departed Bali on Sunday, headed for Singapore. Early monday morning we were about 50nm north of Bali, and after a rough night of choppy confused seas, we got to have some fun . We managed to rescue 9 Indonesian seamen. They had been adrift for 3+ days. They all had lacerations from the barnacles on the bottom of their over turned vessel. We hydrated them, and fed them rice & fruit, then cleaned and bandaged their wounds. We found places for them all to sleep as we made it to the nearest port. It would have been impossible to sleep on the small piece of bucking, barnacle encrusted hull. I had made a 20 deg course change at 0700, due to ride conditions being so bad. It was very choppy and confused seas. At 0800 I almost ran this over-turned fishing vessel over .The K.M. Puger was approx 25M length. If I hadn't changed course I'm sure I wouldn't have seen them. They can be thanking God for that one.

I got on the radio and hailed the Ocean Tug Magellan II, they had been 6nm astern all night on the same course. When I changed course I advised them of my turn, so as not to cause a conflict, they where towing a heavy barge. I asked them to try to get in touch with the Indonesian authorities, to advise them of our situation. I also called the south bound Cargo ship Angel Trust, asking them to do the same. Both vessel's were able to send emails to the Indonesian Maritime??, but no Sat Phone calls went though. When we got here to Kalisangka, on the island of Kangean, there wasn't any "Authorities" waiting for us. We pulled up next to the very busy warf, and called out to try to get some one to come out to our vessel and collect these guys, and take them to the hospital. No one answered repeated radio calls on our way into the small port. We did manage to get some one to come out in a small dugout canoe, and make several trips to transport these guys in, and I hope to the hospital. We clothed most of them with new shorts, shirts, and hats, as their's were shredded from the barnacles.
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Vessel Name: Love Song
Vessel Make/Model: Maple Leaf 50
Hailing Port: San Diego
Crew: Allen, Kathy, Morgan, Wyatt, and Dallas & Dulce
About: We are a family of 4 humans, 2 dogs, and 7 guppies living and sailing aboard our beloved Love Song. We go where we want to go, when we finally feel like going, and even if we don't go anywhere, we've stopped feeling guilty about it!
Extra: If boats had bumper stickers, mine would say, "I'd rather be flying", says Kathy!
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S/V Love Song

Who: Allen, Kathy, Morgan, Wyatt, and Dallas & Dulce
Port: San Diego