Originally Posted by IslandHopper
The Ship Killer by Justin Scott.
Yes agreed. My wife was reading this one day in the Western approaches to the English channel
, we were sailing slowly, north to south about mid Channel in very light winds from astern and this ship was coming up from dead astern. Not sure which way to turn for best option and being the 'stand on vessel' since we were being overtaken, I tried calling on VHF
but got no reply. BAR Steward actually passed us down our starboard side about 50 yds away after we had altered to port and turned on our engine
just in case. I called the UK Coastguard in Falmouth and was advised that the ship, called 'Lloyd Pacifico' had left Plymouth some 70 miles away earlier that day and had been reported several times by other vessels for anti-colreg antisocial behaviour. Anyway, it brought 'Shipkiller' really to Life and is remembered to this day, probably 20 years later. MY good lady decided to finish the book after we finished that passage
and were safely anchored up in Southern Brittany.