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Skutsje will be the next boat according to weary workers at Dutch Harbor, who say that they were forced to do double shift or their peanuts would be taken away.

“C’mon, man! Don’t mess with our snacks!” Protested one worker.

The Skutsje is a challenging sail craft that moves at higher speeds and already has developed a fan base before its release. If you don’t know what a Skutsje is or looks like, head over to Dutch Harbor where there are some on display.


This article is supplied courtesy of HitCorp:

An emergency phone connected directly to MESS at a gas station.

A co-operative effort between HitCorp International, Triax and Cynx, the Mainland Emergency Service System is a project for the NBS telephone system to unify access to emergency services around the Nautilus Supercontinent and the Sansara-Atoll region. The system now covers all but Bay City (who opted out of the project) out of it’s intended coverage zone. The public can dial any local emergency number such as 911, 999, 110, 112 or 113 from a NorPhone to reach a central system if they fall within Nautilus Mainland or Island, Blake Sea, Satori, Corsica, Gaeta V, Sansara or Heterocera Atoll area codes. Emergency organizations in these areas may call (888)424-6377 to leave their information and be added to the system free of charge.
MESS Operators

The upgrade comes from HitCorp International’s Information Technology Research Section, recently connecting the beta of their secretive ERIS System to the main operator line. MESS Officials say this will drastically increase answer rates and flow of information to appropriate authorities. HCI has been tight lipped on the exact specifications of the system, however tell us it bridges the gap between existing monitoring and communications architecture, allowing operators to receive more information about emergencies, and callers to be connected directly to emergency workers in the field should it be necessary. A portion of this networked system will include automated answering in times of low operator availability, so don’t be alarmed if you hear an automated voice next time you dial 911; we’re told the system will guide you through the process. They did, however, send us photographs of some of the hardware for both systems, to satisfy the tech nerds among us.

In additional, MESS tells us that in the future, those who frequently use two way radios such boaters or pilots with an in-flight emergency may be able to call ERIS directly on the GridTalkie network to have her or human operators notify all appropriate emergency teams, while being part of the same central network as those calling the mainland service from their phones.

In the event of falling outside the coverage zone, users may dial 8889990000 to be connected directly to the system in a fairly easy to dial manner.

Photo provided by the Dutchies Association

After a long wait the team at Dutch Harbor has released the Luxe Motor, an early 20th century barge with integrated GTFO capability. The ship has a list of features (go to the jump for the list), among which are a working crane and a live in cabin.

Analyse Dean, Dutch, Ape, and Rez Grey each had a part in the craft, which is already making it’s way into the lucrative river trade.

“We anticipate a ten percent increase in shipping from this year’s new boats,” said a representative at the Waterbank Maritime Union. “That means more activity at ports and more work for crews.”

If you would like to read the info card, jump the jump!
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Waterbank News’ key photographer was kidnapped yesterday, making the paper photoless for the time being.

“I sent him out to take some pictures of wild flowers in the East River Mountains,” said the Editor in Chief of Waterbank News, “and it’s been five days…”

If anyone has seen the photographer, a svelte woman in her 40s wearing a feather boa, please contact the authorities. We would show you a picture, but, ya know, no photographer.

Rox Oil is “hot – hotter than a gas fire” according to inside sources at Hakuso Investments and Nielson-Joncolno Private Equity LLC. They are opening several new stations, including one in Northbridge, one on the infamous Route 8 and are in talks for one in Briggs County (Port Dominion). Gentek is rumored to be basing a central office in Dominion. Investor confidence in Roxoil is at an all time high, with an overnight spike of 100 points.