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The James Clark Ross is now less than a day out from the Cape Verde Islands and is due to arrive at about 12:00 on Friday,  when a boat transfer will take place to disembark all but the ship's company.  Once the transfer has been completed the ship will set course for the UK.

This is a short update as much of my day has been spent in meetings,  sadly being on a ship does not make us exempt from such exciting events,  and I have not managed to get out and about with my camera.

During the afternoon a fire drill was held and in the middle of the exercise the Captain spotted a shark swimming past us.

As it was such a lovely evening after dinner I popped out and took a picture of the view looking aft.  The sea is slightly rippled and there is little wind,  perfect conditions for being at sea.

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Noon Position Report

Latitude: 10 33 N
Longitude: 21 42 W
Bearing: 338 T, 607 Nm from Ascension Island
Cruise Number: JR16-NG
Distance Travelled: 295
Total Distance Travelled: 1215
Steam Time: 24
Total Steam Time: 90.9
Average Speed: 12.3
Total Average Speed: 13.4
Wind: Direction NNE, Force 3
Sea State: Moderate
Air Temp: 23.7 C Sea Temp: 27.6 C
Pressure: 1010.9 Tendency (3hrs): Falling

 

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Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com