MBARI robotic sub aids in Gulf oil spill

MBARI robotic sub aids in Gulf oil spill

There are 54 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jun 3, 2010, titled MBARI robotic sub aids in Gulf oil spill. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

A robotic submarine from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is helping scientists probe the oil plume from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Investigative Reporter

Ashburn, VA

#98 Oct 4, 2010
Inquiring Minds wrote:
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Hey thanks for all these posts. One never really knows what goes on behind the 5 foot thick concrete walls of your neighbor in Moss Landing. I checked that web site and found another NEAR GROUNDING of the WESTERN FLYER IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR!!!!! IN MONTEREY BAY!!!!!! Oh my GOD!! Isnt this organization suppose to be PROTECTING the environment? I will get that link up and posted to that.WHEW! We really dont need anymore groundings and oil spills right now. Come on MBARI, drug test your Captains!
I have now discovered yet ANOTHER GROUNDING LAST YEAR OFF THE COAST OF OREGON BY THE WESTERN FLYER. This is just so incredible, one has to ask who is in charge over there? Stay tuned for updates.
Monterey Bay local Yokel

United States

#99 Oct 4, 2010
Investigative Reporter wrote:
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I have now discovered yet ANOTHER GROUNDING LAST YEAR OFF THE COAST OF OREGON BY THE WESTERN FLYER. This is just so incredible, one has to ask who is in charge over there? Stay tuned for updates.
Thanks For doing your job by looking into this. Could you enable your recieving messages? I have read the Governments Report, and I want to send you some documents that contradict some statements made in the report. Some VERY IMPORTANT statements as you shall see.
Investigative Reporter

Ashburn, VA

#100 Oct 4, 2010
I have just recieved pictures, videos, and documents that show there has been a coverup. I am asking anyone from any of MBARIs shipwrecks, or almost shipwreck, or subjected to any sort of abuse involving one of their shipwrecks, to PLEASE PLEASE contact me directly at [email protected] I just forwarded disturbing information to the authorities, and I am asking crewmembers to come forward. YOUR ANONYMITY IS ASSURED.THANK YOU.
GROSS NEGLIGENCE

Montréal, Canada

#101 Oct 7, 2010
U of W Science Girl wrote:
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WOW!! You are right!! I was checking out this story. So the ship "SWERVED" out in the middle of the ocean, where you can see for 12 miles, then went aground on rocks(OR WAS IT A CORAL REEF??)
So it was one of 5 reasons.
1) The Captain was an idiot
2)The Captain was asleep
3)The Captain lied and made up a big story
4) MBARI lied and made up a big story.
5) ALL THE ABOVE
And the answer appears to be.....(Drum Roll).........

1,3,4.......(Maybe 2)
JUSTICE FOR ALL

Woodside, NY

#102 Oct 10, 2010
YOU WERE RIGHT wrote:
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You were SO RIGHT!! Click on this link and for the "INVOLVED VESSEL" Type In Western Flyer..OH MY GOD!!! MBARI IS so full of it arent they??? Now I see why Marcia McNutt Scrambled out of there as CEO!!!! I wonder who is actually The DESIGNATED PERSON in MARINE OPERATIONS AT MBARI UNDER THE ISM CODE??? hahahahahahaha. OOPS! DONT ASK DONT TELL!!!!!
http://cgmix.uscg.mil/IIR/IIRSearch.aspx
It's an ILLEGAL CONSPIRACY for the Captain, CEO, and Designated Person (ITCHY EYCHY) To make up a PR story. The US COAST GUARD CALLS IT AT THE LEAST, MISCONDUCT.
DOWN WITH BIG ORGS

Denver, CO

#105 Oct 10, 2010
Local Fisherman wrote:
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I found who the Designated Person is at MBARI under the international law, and USA federal law who would have been responsible to notify the appropriate authorities, but according to the US Coast Guard DID NOT! His name is right on MBARIS
OWN website. Someone named Steve Etchemendy. I wonder if the fines etc. are against him personably? or is the company and him responsible to pay? Here is the link from MBARIs own site.
http://www.mbari.org/dmo/Safety/ISM_Manual/Sa ...

LOOKS LIKE MBARI IS TRYING TO HIDE SOMETHING!! You can NO longer click on the link to MBARIs ISM page!!! They are experts at the coverup. Now we have to ask , Where did the page go MBARI????
MONTEREY BAY LOCAL YOKEL

United States

#106 Oct 10, 2010
Hey MBARI!!! How come you wont let people click on your safety web site anymore that describes the DESIGNATED PERSON STEVE ETCHEMENDY?????

GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE??? DON'T WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT YOUR OPERATIONS?? HUHH???

http://www.mbari.org/dmo/Safety/ISM_Manual/Sa

That link worked before, now it doesn't. Sounds like youare getting PARANOID!!!!!HAHAHA
GROSS NEGLIGENCE

Montréal, Canada

#107 Oct 10, 2010
I know MBARI is paranoid, but the REAL reason they are starting to cut off ALL access to ANY of their insider info is the IMMINENT law suits that ARE going to be filed. I know that LegalProBono in salinas is handling some mbari clients for labor related issues.

Under the Federal Jones Act you have THREE YEARS
to file a claim pertaining to your injuries and associated pain and suffering from a ship wreck. since the Mexico shipwreck was Feb. 2008, YOU CAN STILL FILE FOR DAMAGES UNTIL FEB 8th, 2011. It is wide open for THAT, as Gross Negligence, Unseaworthy Vessel, and probably even MORE has been established in writing by the government. I KNOW that MBARI must be having their Lawyers working overtime right now for damage control. expect to see a LOT of stuff disappear from their websites.
Johnny Dreads

Fullerton, CA

#108 Oct 12, 2010
I saw that Youtube video that shows that bearded mbari office guy on the bridge of the western flyer ship in mexico looking at the ships navigation screen showing the ships course line laid out going over a reef. that paints a different picture than the official report about swerving for another ship. I wonder if the investigators ever saw that video? something does not add up.
Investigative Reporter

Ashburn, VA

#109 Oct 12, 2010
Johnny Dreads wrote:
I saw that Youtube video that shows that bearded mbari office guy on the bridge of the western flyer ship in mexico looking at the ships navigation screen showing the ships course line laid out going over a reef. that paints a different picture than the official report about swerving for another ship. I wonder if the investigators ever saw that video? something does not add up.
Hee Hee Hee
Carole Zdan

Los Angeles, CA

#110 Oct 14, 2010
JUSTICE FOR ALL wrote:
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It's an ILLEGAL CONSPIRACY for the Captain, CEO, and Designated Person (ITCHY EYCHY) To make up a PR story. The US COAST GUARD CALLS IT AT THE LEAST, MISCONDUCT.
Insurance Fraud is on the Increase.
Wow

Monterey, CA

#113 Oct 18, 2010
Green P wrote:
I just want to thank a former employee of MBARI who was subjected to the most vile hostile work place, for being an environmentalist and long haired hippie, who turned over to G.P. evidencence in the form of video that shows some outrageos behavior that is going to surely shock the entire world.This unnamed individual is certainly going to be vidicated for the abuse he had to suffer in his "job" at the hands of petty tyrants.
Have you walked the halls of this place, met the people...., truly truly discovered what amazing work they have done in the name of conservation and innovation???? This is an amazing institution that is working hard to help save your backside for the problems plaguing this planet. The work environment is incredible!! People are professional, friendly, understanding and sensitive! They are also human and make mistakes. Where is this video you speak of?? I can't find it. Come on, speak with integrity and show the evidence instead of spouting out your stereotypical babble... Get a new script, then maybe, just maybe you will be listened to.
wow

Monterey, CA

#114 Oct 18, 2010
Tyrell G wrote:
Rich white elitists at mbari, pretending like they are saving the planet, all the while feeding comfortably at the golden packard troth. They actually do, however, welcome diversity as they advertise. I counted no less than 47 shades of
white skin there during a recent tour.
uh... what's a troth?
Interested

Moss Landing, CA

#116 Nov 28, 2011
Interested in more information on the investigation and writings on MBARI. Anyone have any links to information, attorneys, book writings, pending lawsuits, ect?

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