******* WE COMPLETED THIS PASSAGE ON 11 AUGUST 2023 *****
SV Calla Lily Float Plan:
Apia, Samoa, to SavuSavu, Fiji, August 2023
This plan is entrusted to Tanner +1-520-977-2330, Furey +1-520-390-3528, and Channing Stirrat +1-520-991-3640
GUIDANCE TO PERSONS PROVIDED WITH THIS PLAN
Thank you for supporting us from shore on our coming passage! We have entrusted you to contact the US Coast Guard if we do not arrive as expected. The first half of this document is a summary of key details officials will want to know first; the second half is additional information to help you understand our plans, and your options.
Calla Lily plans to depart from Apia, Samoa on or around 6 August 2023 (5 August 2023, in the US); destination Savusavu, Fiji, ETA 11 August 2023 (10 August in the US).
Position reports posted to:
PredictWind (auto-update and short status update posts from satellite device on board): http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/sv_callalily
47’ / 6.5’
Bottom paint color
50hp Perkins 4108
COMMUNICATIONS AND SAFETY
Iridium GO!: +8816-5148-6085
We also have Starlink although we stow it while on passage.
Yes, Class B Transponder
VHF is equipped
2DCC8 1DE22 FFBFF
Lalizas 6-man life raft.
We plan to depart from Apia, Samoa, on 6 August 2023 (5 August 2023 in the US) and sail west southwest directly to Savusavu, Fiji. We expect to arrive at Savusavu 11 August 2023 (10 August 2023 in the US) by nightfall. NB: we have crossed the International Dateline, hence the clarification on the dates in the US. It is one day ahead here.
IF WE DON’T ARRIVE BY 11 (10 in the US) August:
Everything is probably fine. A weather change may have prompted us to slow down, or hole up and wait for better conditions. We’ll provide news of changes stops if possible, and of our safe arrival. However, if we are overdue for arrival, please do the following:
Check out our position. We may just still be on the way.
We have a custom tracking site through our PredictWind service using the Iridium GO! service. This is updated at least hourly, automatically, from the Iridium GO! unit and includes our speed at the time as well as short blog posts. You may need to zoom out of the map to see more exactly where we are relative to land masses. http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/sv_callalily
Attempt to contact us:
Call us at +8816-5148-6085
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text us at +8816-5148-6085
If we are overdue, something’s weird about our position, you can’t reach us or the boats with us, have no other info about our arrival or safe location underway through our destination or local vessel contacts, or are otherwise deeply concerned we are at serious risk: then it’s time to contact the US Coast Guard Fourteenth District Command Center Number: +1-808-535-3333.
IF YOU RECEIVE A CALL BECAUSE OUR EPIRB WAS TRIGGERED
The EPIRB is our emergency distress beacon on board. It may be triggered automatically or manually. Either of these triggers could be deliberate, or accidental.
Try to think happy thoughts because EPIRB alerts are almost always false alarms.
You are an emergency contact in our EPIRB registration. The USCG / RCC may contact you. Let them now you have a float plan: that’s this document.
Other information to share:
Provide the same contact details for nearby vessel(s) etc. per above to the agency.
Confirm with agency the details of our boat, communication and safety equipment on board.
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