Unexpected rendezvous with the Royal Navy

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HMS Mersey pictured alongside Barrabas at sunset last night

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Talk about special delivery!

Adrian Flanagan aboard Barrabas reports on his meeting last night:

position at 0700 UCT: 54.44 north, 00.05 west.

A good thing I had a shower earlier today because this evening I had some unexpected visitors. With the sea more like a lake on a calm day and only a zephyr to nudge Barrabas along at a couple of knots, I was lying on my bunk reading while waiting for the northeast winds which are due in the early hours. The Radar was on. The alarm sounded. A contact had entered the guard perimeter I’d set at 6 miles. I went topside. A ship was heading north on my starboard side. I went back to my reading. A few minutes later, the alarm sounded again. Maybe it was the same ship. I watched the Radar screen from my bunk. No, this was a second contact. I watched the blip for several minutes. Whatever it was she was moving fast and coming towards Barrabas.

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