Day 5–Phantom Boats

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Current Position 08:00 Singapore Time
Speed over Ground   Knots
Course over Ground   Degrees
Heading   Degrees
Position Direction Degrees Minutes
Latitude South 03 17.16
Longitude East 106 18.75

Image of the Day:

 

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Dominique’s feeling much better and the sea’s are kicking it – like you wouldn’t believe!

Highlights:

Windy Day as we came out into Five Fathom bank – uncomfortable heading and lots of little bumps in the way – a leaking hatch soaking me with a big wave – harsh wake up from deep sleep, backed up head, etc.

At dusk, barely light, we steamed into 20-30 small fishing boats with no lights – freaky –scary, followed by a night full of fishing nets, tugs with monster barges and friendly ships…. 

Reflections:

It’s strange how perspective and sense of direction can be altered by the night. Ship’s lighting is consistent (fishing boat’s not) – yet motion is not always clear.