Crossed two in storm conditions in the GOM once and all sorts of wicked currents running from the Mississippi
and the Gulf Loop Current
on a very unusual far N meander...not fun.
Sure would be handy to know their planned routes in advance, but I also know of no way to get this info. Maybe contact Jennifer Clark (Gulf Stream Guru) and she if has any suggestions. Maybe USCG has some suggestions too.
AIS would certainly be a helpful tool underway (I did the dance above pre consumer AIS), as is RADAR
, a good RADAR
reflector so their saftey vessel can see you, knowing associated lighting
schemes (especially that trailing white they are supposed to tow), and a good VHF installation
with a RAM mike at the helm
(this is how their saftey vessel will communicate with you).