Monday, 26 June 2017


May 4th, we do an overnight passage from Tangier, Morocco to La Linea, Spain (Gibraltar).  One of the busiest waterways in the world.  We seldom see less then 15 ships within 5 miles on the radar and AIS.

Only one near thing.  As we entered Gibraltar, a freighter was on a collision course.  We were unable to raise them on the VHF.  We came to a halt.  So did they.  Then we saw the Pilot Boat go alongside.  We waited, dead in the water, until they moved off then proceeded.  Other then that, lots of evasive action on our part, but no truly close calls.

The radar view.

Tthe AIS view.
Hillside writing in Arabic as you enter the Med.

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