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.