8 January, 2019 - M/V So...fea Deck Log - weathermen ??

Unannounced Craaazy wind-storm overnight,  from the South and abeam causing us to broach-roll in a rapid cyclic from 2300 to 0400, like being on a tin can escort. 40 degrees,  overcast, with VERY heavy hard rain squalls.
   Our Harbor Grebe population has it all... of the 20 types of grebes, from the largest long necked Western Grebe to the smallest,  tail-less Pied bill grebes, the small guys are the fastest swimmers you will ever see, some 70 mph...fun to watch...
grebes cannot go ashore (possibly they can stumble a foot or so to a nest), and many types cannot fly at all... they are "divers".

At least two people are dead and four others were missing after a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier sank in the Black Sea off Turkey’s coast on Monday.
The Turkish Coast Guard received up a distress signal from the ship Volga-Balt 214 with 13 crew members on Monday morning as it was approximately 80 miles off the coast of Samsun in northern Turkey.
Search and rescue crews arrived on scene and were able to rescue seven crew members from the water. So far the bodies of two have been recovered.
An unknown quantity of black bunker fuel was spilled into the Port of Hong Kong on Sunday during bunkering operations on a Maersk ship at berth, the fueling was taking place on the 4,340 TEU Maersk Gateshead as it was berthed at the Modern Terminal Limited. 

A PeterB Note:
If you are unfamiliar with bunker fuel, the name comes from the old dock term for an onshore storage tank...   fuels for boilers and engines range from lightweight alcohol, to gasoline, then to the heavier diesel fuel/stove oils like jet fuels (#1, 2, and 3), but,  lower on down the chain are "bunker fuels"  #4, 5, 6, 7 diesel bunkers  and #8 fuel oil bunkers....  #8 is similar to an almost non-pourable tar.  (Heavy bunkers must be cut with lighter weight fuels or heated to a liquid form in order to be pumped or used.)