May 17, 2007
We need to get to Abelike Bay on the north coast of Meghanisi tonight, and instead of going back up the Meghanisi Channel decide to head east of Meghanisi hoping to find better wind in the open sea between Meghanisi and the mainland.
A sudden burst of activity on the VHF, one of the other boats in the flotilla has apparently lost its engine somewhere north of Ithica and they are getting worried. Strange? Sure engine failure is annoying but there is a good breeze and they should be able to keep sailing. In fact it is strange that they even had thier engine on at all…
We do a bit of radio relay work between them and our lead boat who were still in Siviota having also gone in there last night, well we do have the highest antenna in the flotilla..
Ok there is another very experienced crew close to them all ready who can standby them until the engineer can get out to them with one of the base’s fast ribs. In fact they are taking them in tow, to bring them over towards Sivota to meet the engineer part way.
Every thing in hand, so we can carry on towards the tail of Meghanisi.