Last updated: Thursday 5th April 2018  Time Zone:  GMT   

The passage to St Helena has almost reached an end,  with the island only some 40 miles from us at 18:30z.  The plan is to carry out a CTD in deep water this evening and then approach the island in the morning when a passenger transfer will take place.

This evening there was a barbecue on the Aft Deck,  but due to an issue with the barbecue there was a slight change to the plan with the food cooked at the last minute in the Galley.

Looking down on the Aft Deck as everyone gathers to eat.  The weather is ideal,  warm with a gentle breeze and a clear sky.

Looking up at the aft gantry as the sun is setting to the west.

Looking aft through the aft gantry this evening,  with a lovely calm sea.

Rob,  Third Officer,  has been relieved of his navigational duties on the 4 - 8 watch by the Captain so that he could get some diner and fresh air.  He was the only  person dressed for dinner.

Anyone fancy a burger?  This is sitting on top of a winch housing,  as a makeshift table, ready to be enjoyed.

The James Clark Ross has now left Grid IG and is in Grid IH.

Noon Position Report Thursday 5th April 2018

Latitude: 17 48.4 S
Longitude: 006 22.7 W
Bearing: 199 T, 119 Nm from Jamestown, St Helena
Course Made Good 015 T
Destination: Jamestown, St Helena
ETA at 10.5 knots is 23:54 on 05 April 2018
Distance Travelled: 253
Total Distance Travelled: 1198
Steam Time: 24
Total Steam Time: 114.6
Average Speed: 10.5
Total Average Speed: 10.5
Wind: Direction SE, Force 4
Sea State: Slight
Air Temp: 23.7 C Sea Temp: 24.8 C
Pressure: 1014.1 Tendency (3 hrs): Steady

Mike Gloistein
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