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Old Feb 13, 2011, 08:49 AM
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...Incoming INTELLIGENCE report...
13.2.2011



Surveillance of the south Finnish coastline has been boosted. Early this morning the Finnish Frontier Guard encountered an unknown vessel in Finnish territorial waters.

The Crew of the Helicopter with call-sign "Etsintä"
Pictured here:


Saw something in the ice what they at first believed to be a surface vessel or possibly a downed aircraft.

Luckily the "Etsintä" had photographic equipment on board, and a clear picture of the unknown vessel or object could be taken. The pictures was left to the Military intelligence, and has been released to certain experts in identifying unkown vessels, specifically Russian ones.

The picture released can be seen here:


A senior Military intelligence officer after seeing the image immediately drew conclusions to an old picture taken years and years ago by himself while out on airplane patrol.
-Could this be the dreaded and fearsome submarine "Red Oktober"?

He quickly gained access to the files, thought to have been destroyed long ago, and found what he was looking for... A picture with the Red Oktober, the very picture he had taken in his youth.

Picture can be seen here:




Marine observers are hard at work trying to compare the two images taken years apart, and to possibly identify the object in the finnish ice... The last known coordinates of the vessel/object has been revisited, but search revealed nothing, but a portion of the ice being cracked, and not completely frozen over.

...Report out...
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:26 AM
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...Incoming INTELLIGENCE report...
13.2.2011

Luckily the "Etsintä" had photographic equipment on board, and a clear picture of the unknown vessel or object could be taken.

-Could this be the dreaded and fearsome submarine "Red Oktober"?
"dreaded and fearsome submarine Red Oktober"....

I love the description!...

More reports needed as they come in through the intelligence system!
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:29 AM
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I spotted this off to the side of the 101 coming out of San Francisco.. and had to go back to take a pic...

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Well the brave crew of Red Oktober had an idea on how to get home to get Vodka.
Take the Viking Line ferry to Helsinki the Transfer on to St Peterline and it is home.
First they need supplys for the trip so they visited the famous martime shop Nautiska Magasinet for supplys.
A SUPERB picture 'story'!...

You have no idea how it makes me feel to see RO on 'home' soil...
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:41 AM
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Glad to have helped. It was cold -20deg cel. The russian securty crew on the ferry loved it. they a joke russia sub very good.

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Well done indeed, consider yourself a member of the Baltic Little Blue Acorn and Springer Collective. Great pictures. How about showing some of your Baltic ferry pictures, I know you`d be snapping away at them ? why do we think of monkeys when we see ice like that?
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 07:17 AM
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I spotted this off to the side of the 101 coming out of San Francisco.. and had to go back to take a pic...

Springer collision center, how appropriate
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Old Feb 14, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Entertaining to see the Baltic shipping in real time. Seems the situation Cos was in on the St Petersburg to Helsinki ferry is repeating tonight (Monday) with a line of 9 ships stacked-up just west of Kronshtadt Island. There is a large ice breaking capable tug in the vicinity. Clicking on the ship symbol opens a panel with name and pictures,course and other details of the ship. Informative. www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 01:42 AM
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Entertaining to see the Baltic shipping in real time. Seems the situation Cos was in on the St Petersburg to Helsinki ferry is repeating tonight (Monday) with a line of 9 ships stacked-up just west of Kronshtadt Island. There is a large ice breaking capable tug in the vicinity. Clicking on the ship symbol opens a panel with name and pictures,course and other details of the ship. Informative. www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
Never saw this before cool thanks arrow5 for info
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 04:38 AM
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Never saw this before cool thanks arrow5 for info
Glad you liked it Grumpy. Might have to get a transponder for Red Oktober. Regards from the other Inverness
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 09:45 AM
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Hey Grumpy, you have two PMs. For fun watching the evening loading and departure of the Baltic Princess on webcam. http://www.portofhelsinki.fi/port_of...s/west_harbour Lots of buses and trucks go on first then that line of cars. Destination Tallin in Estonia (I think)
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Baltic Princess sail helsinki to tallin once a day. She is a booze cruise ship . Star and Super Star are the route ferries

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Old Feb 15, 2011, 01:58 PM
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Hey Grumpy, you have two PMs. For fun watching the evening loading and departure of the Baltic Princess on webcam. http://www.portofhelsinki.fi/port_of...s/west_harbour Lots of buses and trucks go on first then that line of cars. Destination Tallin in Estonia (I think)
Yep saw that was great to watch better that working on the engines
and heat exchangers. Always better to watch than WORK. LOL
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 04:10 PM
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...and just to keep on topic , Red Oktober hasn't been to Estonia ....yet !
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 03:40 AM
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...and just to keep on topic , Red Oktober hasn't been to Estonia ....yet !
I might be able to change that... But can't make any promises.
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