Blogger Antipodean Mariner blogs about the sea.
He also works on salvage ships. He is currently a crew member of the Go Canopus, a multi-purpose tug recovering oil from the Rena.
Until recently, he was posting behind-the-scenes insights into the frustrations and occasional sheer hell of the job. Part of the nasty work was coping with the stench and maggots from the contents of ruined freezers. His posts were being followed from all over the world.
According to a report by Geoff Cumming, the blogger has been banned from posting about his work, because of a non-disclosure clause in his contract.
Meantime, the blog is being updated by others.