Posted October 23rd, 2017, 08:08 PM
AIS information which should be imputed by the ship usually gives an ETA to the pilot station of the destination, in which case it would be75-90 minutes later from the Nab, which looking at her track with a 1530 detour might be correct, Vigo to Southampton having just checked Reeds and some charts is about 650 miles so she might make up time
Thanks for the clarification, sogne. I did not realize the ETA entered into AIS on the ship is the ETA to the pilot station, not to the terminal.
QE is currently doing about 19.5 knots. When I do some rudimentary calculations from her current position using marinetraffic's "waypoint" feature, the best I can come up with is an ETA to the Nab of about 8:00am local time at that speed. So it's not looking too good from here for an on time arrival into Southampton unless I have miscalculated (which is highly likely) or she is able to increase her speed. Time will tell.
John (who is only pretending he know's anything about maritime navigation