Alby Race

Subject: Alby Race
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2004 01:44:07 +1000
Ross Silcock wrote:
Hi all:
How come a dead transmitter seems to be zooming westward across the
> Indian Ocean?  Even speculation would be interesting!

It's difficult to read too much into the track with so few data points.

My gut feeling based on the circumstances of the transmitters disappearance
and reappearance and the readings since is that it's no longer tracking an
albatross.  The north, then west course and the fast 15.357 degree movement
in two days between 27 May and 29 May - one(!) day if the 0 degree reading
on 28 May is accurate - feels like a ship to me, possibly a fishing vessel returning to port.

The next few days - and readings - will be very interesting.


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