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MEDITERRANEAN PASSAGE

Fleming 78 Langano

LOA: 81'6"

BEAM: 21'5"

DRAFT: 5'0"

DISPL.: 197,800 lb. (loaded)

FUEL: 3,000 gal.

WATER: 440 gal.

TEST POWER: 2/1,000-hp MAN

V8-1000s

OPTIONAL POWER: 2/1,550-hp

MAN-150

CRUISING SPEED: 9 to 12 knots

TOP SPEED: 15 knots

The moon rose off the port bow, and over the course of a four-hour watch tracked upwards in a gentle curve until it hung in the sky almost dead ahead. Its reflection on the empty Mediterranean created a shimmering path leading on towards a clear horizon. Astern, it was just darkness: air and ocean merging into inky opacity. Except— yes—a faint masthead light, far off the starboard quarter, confirmed as a blip on the radar screen at 15 miles. A ferry, according to the AIS, bound for Palma, and going somewhat faster than us. She would

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