Ascension Northwards - Day Seventeen 08 23.085N 047 28.135W
Mike and Liz Downing
Wed 30 Apr 2014 18:33
Finally saw our first ship of this passage - so first ship in 16 days. It passed 7.4 miles away at 22.45 last night, going in the opposite direction. I actually spotted it visually before noticing it on AIS. I saw what I thought might be the loom of a deep-sea fishing vessel and went to check on radar, only to see it on AIS, which showed it was 850ft or so long. I could see its two masts and through the binoculars could easily see it's starboard light, but due to the angle it was passing, it was gone within 20 minutes. So our record of 17 days without seeing a ship still stands!
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