Day 396 [Nov. 3/09] -- Under tow to Punta Arenas

Position (1645 JST)
52°46'S, 74°17'W -- Strait of Magellan
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Today's Report

By 1700 local time Nicole BMW Shuten-dohji III had been towed 84 nm east on the Strait of Magellan, and had another 98 nm to go to Punta Arenas.

We have heard no word yet from Saito-san, but can assume he is catching up on sleep and resting after 7 tough days at sea.

Despite the setback caused by engine failure from contaminated fuel, he did succeed in passing Cape Horn. When he restarts it will be from the Cabo Felix lighthouse, on the west side of the Strait.