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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Flagged vessels & flag states. on: January 22, 2015, 01:20:10 pm
@Matty
It principe it comes down that the maritime laws and any other laws of the flag state (flag she is flying) is in force on the vessel and applies to all crewmembers irrespective of their nationalities. Once a ship enters territorial waters of another country she/the crew has to adhere to the laws of that country too. Unfortunately there is a gray area. For example customs of the country where the vessel calls can search your ship without a search warrant incl the private quarters of the crew. It goes so far that for example Canada also comes with teams a/b and searches private computers for child porn, all as I said without search warrants or the suspicion of a crime (smuggling, other contraband and/or child porn) 
In other words ,even in so-called democratic countries like Canada/US/EU the civil rights of sailors do not count.
One of the reasons why a lot sailors laughing their ass off on the new MLC2006,, a self serving regulation for the peoples who invented it but totally useless for sailors in general. Important parts like the above were not discussed or incorporated.
MLC2006, touted the bill of rights for sailors addresses the problems of the sailors 40-50 or more years ago and does nothing for todays sailors or the future sailors
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MSC Oscar showing 'Not under command' on AIS on: January 10, 2015, 03:47:06 am
Rick
it,s a new ship,, they have the little and small things when starting up,, totally normal
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Blue Sky M, IMO 7510690 rescued/intercepted on: January 03, 2015, 01:46:40 pm
That,s reality and that's going on all over the world. Peoples will do anything to get from a poor country to a rich country or better off country. But, then,,didn,t we want it all that way. Keeping countries poor in order to buy cheap at WalMart or Aldi or Metro !!!

4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / IMO, international maritima organisation on: December 31, 2014, 11:55:30 pm
Interesting,, and to a certain degree for sailors rather more like joke most of it should have been done 2004 ,when it was implemented.!!!

http://maritime-connector.com/news/general/ism-code-amendments-to-enter-into-force-on-january-2015/
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 30, 2014, 07:36:04 pm
@ peter

as you said,,a very grey area.

6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 30, 2014, 05:09:31 pm
@ Dirk

good points
I have by now about 10 copies of books where my pictures were used and various companies using some in their websites.
Private people who want the shot for sentimental reasons and whatever else is the reason they get the permission and that's it.
BTW, if you look up some UKHO / pilot books VOL 7/7a/69 and so on,,special North/South/Central America you will find a ton of my pictures there too, not from ships
but from general port installations/lights houses/bridges and other points of interest
to the prudent navigator (as you know, most young officer don,t even know anymore what pilot books are for !!!!)
The "like" botton would be fine for me too !!!

brgds
capt ted
 
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 30, 2014, 04:42:15 pm
@ Pieter

I saw some of yours, nice job. But somehow you misreading it.
I do not TALK ABOUT slides from people who took the pictures themselves like you, I talk about any picture from any library or museos and such where virtually anyone can take any picture and upload it here.
That what I do not call shipspotting.
It may or may not very well be a fantastic job, however that's shipposting in my view, but not spotting. That also those ships were at some time "spotted" for sure, otherwise the pictures would not be in existence

brgds
capt ted
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 30, 2014, 03:00:42 pm
@ Derek
I HEAR YOU,, I STILL SAW THEM WHEN I STARTED SAILING IN 75. THEY LOOKED GOOD THEN AND STILL NOW
BRGDS
CAPT TED
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 30, 2014, 02:31:12 pm
Hi tony

it is much easier then you think
I have for example a Panoramio account. That a section of Google where pictures uploaded are also connected with google earth. If I would upload ships there and link it to shipspotter every hit on google earth on my pictures would be counted as hit on spotter too.
I have a friend , who also posting here and on Panoramio (but does not link,same as me) has on about 6500 pictures on Panoramio 27.000.000 plus hits, you do the math :-))

to others
The whole intention of my initial post was the situation that virtually anybody can upload anything, as long it meets the standards. As also stated , I like old pictures of ships and I know that a lot members put a lot of effort into it to make them "presentable" for uploading. however , personally,  I do not call that shipspotting but rather shipposting.

FURTHER, this whole topic has absolutely nothing to do with deleting , or standard of pictures or hits,, just about the situation of this site and where it is heading.

The site lost a few posters, which were long time members. Also I upload less and less, also when I reached by now 19800 pictures.  have about 5-6000 stand by,,but presently now and then I upload some,,but in general this site becomes for me PERSONAL more and more not the one where I want to invest too much time anymore. (hopefully in my next vacation that comes back !!)
However, that said,,it seems to be still one of the best sites for spotters on the net as far as I am concerned

Happy New Year to all here
brgds
capt ted

 
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 25, 2014, 03:28:44 am
Denis


somehow that is incorrect it,s called shipspotting,,not ship upload or ship showing or whatever. The initial idea was peoples take pictures and upload them,, now anyone, antwhewre can dig up any picture antwhere and upload them,, As long they are done by themselves or own the copyright fine with me,,, but it really becomes a rather gray area I would say
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 24, 2014, 05:14:36 pm
@ Cornelia

good points all in all

the top three I do not have a problem with,, could be easy put that way that only
 hits from this site are counted and links a permitted,  mean why not, but hits on the links should be not counted. That would make the whole picture totally different

Others suggested last 10-12,,would be an option,,but I believe for an outsider, new looking at spotter it makes more sense when 3 stay there for a while and not flipping constantly through as the pictures getting uploaded.

ontainer website was mentioned, also true,, I mean I do not have much cont ships, as bulker we coming not much to those ports and bigger cont ships or the biggest getting much fanfare,,special when the outside is blue.
In general I like this site very much,,also when I took all my funnel pictures of because someone thought that his funnel pictures are "always" superb compared with others and he was sitting at the delete button.
But all said the site is good,, just goes for my taste too much to the "old ship" section.
Which is not really spotting,,a lot of work though by the posters who do so and that would be for me personally totally impossible to fix up old slides or pics. (would go nuts over it !!!

Anyhow, overall the site is ok for me !!!
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 24, 2014, 01:40:38 pm
@ SIMONWP

good points and of course acceptable your point of view. However as I stated above it is a shipspotter site and if someone took a picture in his young years and uploads it now, absolutely nothing against that. I refer more to pictures taken from libraries and other sources where for example copyright is left out completely. I guess its a "dicy" matter
in its entirety.
I understand also that some members who upload them put a lot of efforts into fixing them to be uploaded in the best possible shape which is a good point to leave it at that.
Still for my part that is not spotting. That's my whole point on it.

@ Andreas
Taking the most viewed away would impact the sites"good opening" page for non members. I my mind it looks more appealing then just the last 10-12 or so flicking through. 
Though, I understand your point, special when I think about the linked pictures. If one klicks on the 365 days pictures almost half of the top 10 are plain ships etc where anyone can see that it must be linked to some other sites, otherwise it would never get 10000 or so hits.

in that sense,,merry Christmas and a happy new year to you both
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 24, 2014, 12:33:28 am
Hi Tony

I do not question that they were not spotted, a Chinese dhow from 1600 century or a Hanse Kogge from 1500 century were spotted too. What I say is that the site which started as a
pure ship spotting from peoples which liked to fotograph them and posted their own pictures in various locations it changed into a site where virtually anyone can upload anything as long it is not copyright violated.
Somehow the site goes in the wrong direction in my personal opinion. That means not that I do not like to see pictures of old vessels. But it takes over the whole site, the moment
one opens the page one sees old ships.
Not really the intented goal when it all started I think.

14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Shipspotting or shipposting ? on: December 23, 2014, 08:08:13 pm
I know this topic is not new, but somehow I feel that it goes a little the wrong way.
At present there are 17 out of the top 24 pictures in the last 24hr , pictures of ships from a bygone time, i.e. most of it are not pictures taken by the poster.
I know that is now excepted standard here and personally I like old ships.
However also, personally I must say it becomes more and more a turn off for me to stay more and more away from shipspotter.
Sadly so, I think

Merry Chirstmas and a happy new year to all
Capt Ted
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: More box-giants are coming on: December 23, 2014, 03:52:59 pm
@ David
that and also kind of sarcastic, and as the whole world seemingly exspects that such big ships are invincible to the elements (don,t want to go into qualities of crews/operators and so on)
History is full of "unsinkable or impossibles"  like Titanic / Bismark / big tankers in the 70,s / MOL Comfort and so on.
merry Christmas and a happy new year to all

brgds
capt ted
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