Opua to Port Vila Day 4 - Position report

Position           26:35.35 S 171:06.93 E

Date                1200 (UTC+11) Thursday 21 2015

Distance run    140nm over the ground, 150nm through the water

 

A strong and adverse current which was not forecast plus light winds.

A car carrier, Noble Ace passed within 11/2nm and whilst it showed on AIS there was no response on channel 16.  It probably has a crew of 3 who were having breakfast.  The two photographs give an idea of the swell – it was not sinking, unlike its sister ship in the Solent.