Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Scientology Freewinds Ship Victims

Anyone that has been on Scientology's Free winds Crusie Ship as a cruise passenger, a worker, a performer, a visiting performer or artist from any of the islands, or as a guest that just visited for the day, should call their doctor, as you have been exposed to blue asbestos.
Raw blue asbestos is the most hazardous form of asbestos, and has been banned in the United Kingdom since 1970.

Blue asbestos fibers are very narrow and thus easily inhaled, and are a major cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can develop in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the pericardium sac surrounding the heart. The cancer is incurable, and can manifest over 40 years after the initial exposure to asbestos
The Free winds is mainly used for their members who want to take classes and "auditing" on their way up "the bridge of freedom".

ALSO....the Free winds often hosts local functions in the ports it frequents, such as jazz concerts in Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Local artists are often showcased. It also caters to different international conferences and events. So many, many island locals have been on this ship.
Sadly, any Scientology passengers, including hundreds of children, families, friends, guests, all crew members in every department, inspectors from the islands, port authority people, local artists, hundreds of local children,performers,bands, and ANYONE that has been aboard this ship over the years has been exposed to blue asbestos.

In the early 1980's, Lawrence Woodcraft an architect and former Scientologist, claimed to have filed an affidavit affirming he encountered asbestos on the ship in 1987specifying that the Free winds was laden with dangerous blue asbestos and informed Scientology leaders. Scientology decided to do NOTHING, and did not tell it's thousands of past passengers or crew of the danger. Instead it kept on chugging away and booking cruises year after year. That would mean that the ship's operators have been potentially exposing ALL visitors to the deadliest kind of asbestos for 21 years. Up until April of 2008 when the Curacoa authorities sealed it. Scientology claims they have recently refitted the ship. But someone was quoted as saying, "the Church of Scientology claims to have removed the blue asbestos, I just don't see how, it's everywhere. You would first have to remove all the pipes, plumbing, a/c ducts, electrical wiring etc. etc. just a maze of stuff. Also panelling as well, basically strip the ship back to a steel hull. Also blue asbestos is sprayed onto the outer walls and then covered in paint. It's in every nook and cranny."
Every time a panel is removed for routine maintenance, asbestos dust is released into the rooms, cabins and corridors of the ship. A ship at sea is subjected to intense vibration and so the already loosened asbestos becomes progressively looser and releases more airborne contamination.

Please know that the ship is also a major polluter. It sometimes dumps four loads of waste per hour into the wetlands, contributing to a growing environmental problem on the islands. There are many videos on Youtube showing actual footage of the polluting done by the Free winds. So go check those out. AND SPEAK OUT!
Do your own research and type in "Free winds blue asbestos" into any search engine on the internet to see the many articles and testimonies and see for yourself.

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Scroll down to page 34 in the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News October 2009:
Elbow Grease, Heart and Soul.


 A little birdy told me there was also blue asbestos on the Apollo, don't know how accurate that information is, but worth thinking about, especially for all those people that chipped and scraped.

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