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Flag and Freewinds Flag Ship Service Org (FSSO)

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October 15, 2012    
 
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The Flag Ship Service Organization (FSSO) is a Church of Scientology located aboard the Motor Vessel Freewinds, a 440-foot ship based in the Caribbean, with the home port of Curaçao. They deliver a version of New OT VIII, altered by David Miscavige from the original. Numerous eye witnesses and victims report that the engine room and lower decks of the Freewinds also serve as a floating prison for senior executives of the Church of Scientology and various staff who defy the orders of David Miscavige. For several years the Freewinds has augmented its income by delivering "OT Debugs," seminars on many topics (such as art or ethics) and by delivering mini courses that accompany various LRH recorded lectures from the 1950, called "OT Hatting Courses." These ideas were invented in 1989 by Mary Ziff, a staff member responsible for marketing the Freewinds in the Central Marketing Unit of the Church of Scientology.

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Many reports of people being abused there, staff and public. Was used as a long time as a holding pen for staff security risks. Staff that have been there for a long time suffer unknowingly from cabin fever and have lived with anchor points having very small space. The staff are under constant stress with lack of bodies to bother or fix and turn on one another frequently. It is an overt product as there is nothing I have seen from Hubbard stating it was necessary. He wrote that OT8 should / would be delivered in an A.O.. But David Miscavige decided Church Members would have to buy him the ship before he would give them OT8. When he finally did, he told the public they had been scammed and had to go back down the bridge at their own expense. Making all Freewinds staff unwitting contributors to the crime. When you arrive as staff or public your passport is taken from you and you become a virtual prisoner out on the Sea. Storms cause people that have never been in one on a ship considerable misery with sea sickness. All in all it was one of David Miscavige's arbitrary's that has gone awfully wrong.
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Reviewed by theoracle November 19, 2012
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Cabin Fever

Many reports of people being abused there, staff and public. Was used as a long time as a holding pen for staff security risks. Staff that have been there for a long time suffer unknowingly from cabin fever and have lived with anchor points having very small space. The staff are under constant stress with lack of bodies to bother or fix and turn on one another frequently. It is an overt product as there is nothing I have seen from Hubbard stating it was necessary. He wrote that OT8 should / would be delivered in an A.O.. But David Miscavige decided Church Members would have to buy him the ship before he would give them OT8. When he finally did, he told the public they had been scammed and had to go back down the bridge at their own expense. Making all Freewinds staff unwitting contributors to the crime. When you arrive as staff or public your passport is taken from you and you become a virtual prisoner out on the Sea. Storms cause people that have never been in one on a ship considerable misery with sea sickness. All in all it was one of David Miscavige's arbitrary's that has gone awfully wrong.

Where I stand on key issues

I am a
Independent Scientologist
The leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, is a...
Suppressive person (sociopath)

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Pros
None. Is there a minus vote? This is like MINUS FIVE!
Cons
A hassle and an inconvenience and an expensive burden.

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I did have a good time seeing the local sites. Did get some good service locally from the FSSO staff.
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Reviewed by mkmrmny November 10, 2012
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Went to Freewinds twice.

I did have a good time seeing the local sites. Did get some good service locally from the FSSO staff.

Where I stand on key issues

I am a
Independent Scientologist

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Pros
Like many of the staff and public. Wait staff were incredible.
Cons
Felt that we were invited just to be regged. Had many many times forced to donate. Many of the seminars were cancelled due to other priories. Four women on bunk beds with one bathroom doesn't really work.

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