A few photos to reflect our short passage across the Singapore straights,
the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
There were so many ships on the AIS that our chart plotter
kept crashing continually which was rather inconvenient at such a crucial time.
Not only were we without our chart plotter but we were also
without our valuable AIS information showing shipping movements, direction,
speed, time to impact, and radio contact details.
You can see Miss Tippy ahead of us and Moonshadow behind us,
dodging the huge container vessels whilst high speed ferries weaved in and out
amongst us all.
The tug boat at the bottom is towing an enormous container which
is not lit at night, we have had several of these loom out of the darkness when
night sailing – quite scary !
This is a photo of our chart plotter during one of it’s
few sane momments before the next shut down showing the mass of shipping
Each triangle is a commercial ship, Blue Magic is the yacht
at the bottom, right heading adjacent to the shipping lanes to the waypoint
marked with a red X before crossing the traffic at right angles to the next