Sequence of updating my transas ecdis
After months of commissioning and commercials, we finally be departed Norwegian waters and are headed to the KREUZ CHALLENGER’s home Port of Singapore.
I will be making daily posts of our progress, and you are invited to tag along right here, below: My last entry was Dec 5th, 2017, as we were about to enter the Internationally recognized Piracy HRA (High Risk Area) in the Red Sea.
Well, ,,,life at Sea, the best laid plans soon get altered.
Once we dropped off our security team (all done under the cover of darkness again) I flashed up the blog and discovered that the Indian Ocean Satellite was not up to the bandwidth I needed to post to the site : ( Well, I gotta tell ya that this kind of came as a blessing as I was snowed under with work anyway. ; ) I am extremely pleased to report – that no incidents occurred during our transit. : ) The vessels rolls quite a bit with no way under her keel.
You would think we would have all this sorted by now, wouldn’t you?
Anyway, in order to comply with Shipping Channels, it meant we had to endure 4 hours of beam-on, 6 meter seas, winds gusting to 45 kts.
Bad weather is most certainly on the cards for us during this voyage, but this is a commercial enterprise and the boat will be delivered on time. As I write, we are still taking on Bunkers, and will probably get underway by 2100 this evening., once all formalities have been completed.
It’s bitterly cold (for me) and I’m looking forward to be heading south.
The following are the few equipment used for GMDSS The United States, Russia, France and Canada worked together to jointly create the Emergency position indicating radio beacon.
Comments: The Kreuz Challenger completed bunkering and departed from Alesund around 2100, all formalities completed.
We then sailed into some heavy weather, which was forecasted, and certainly did not disappoint.
The safety NET is an international system which promulgates weather forecasts and marine navigational warnings. The national weather service always ensures warnings are issued for broadcast for at least three different ocean areas four times a day.
This may include a list of warnings, distress signals and hurricane warnings.