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The "Pacific Marlin" is an old oil drilling support ship now on contract to BIOT to patrol their territory. Protecting the enormous expanse of BIOT water against illegal fishing is practically impossible for one ship, but some fishing boats have been caught. This ship carried an Immigration officer who inspected our permits and stamped our passports. One day the captain invited all cruisers in Salomon Atoll aboard for a barbecue with free food and drinks. BIOT was a good host and treated cruisers very well.