Why no pings?
Updated: May 21
Several people have asked why has there been no updates from the tracker for the last 30hrs or so? Let me start by saying that the crew are fine. They have encountered some bad weather over the last 36hrs and a lack of sunshine has meant that the solar panels have generated less power so battery has been prioritised to running the navigational computer and water desalination plant.
The tracker is now being charged, but the ongoing poor weather and rough sea conditions mean the crew are hunkered down in the cabins with the parachute anchor deployed. The tracker needs clear line of site to the satellite so does not transmit reliably from inside the cabin. Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon. Thank you for your concern!
UPDATE: 11:05am we have a ping!