Tracking the hospital ship USNS Comfort in the Chesapeake Bay on the way to Haiti.

[/caption]   For those in the Annapolis area (and who can see through this bit of fog we have on the Bay today), you might be able to catch a glimpse of the USNS COMFORT hospital ship on its way to Haiti sometime around 11:30. Good viewing points in Sandy Point State Park, the Bay Bridge, or in the Bay Ridge area of Annapolis. Again, it is a bit foggy right now so you might not be able to see it unless the fog burns off It should be around the North Beach / Chesapeake Beach boardwalk, another great viewing point which is about 45 minutes from DC around 12:00-12:30. It’s not a very fast ship. ETA to Haiti is 5 days. The COMFORT is squawking on the AIS frequencies, so you can track it. At the moment it looks like it is just leaving the port of Baltimore. Track all ships in the Bay: http://www.chesbayshipping.com/ http://www.popularwireless.com/sp/index.php http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/datasheet.aspx?da…PORT_ID=95&PORT_NAME=BALTIMORE This should be the COMFORT directly (select USNS Comfort and then ZOOM): http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?cent…entery=38.95&zoom=9&level1=130 UPDATE: The COMFORT is battling a bit of stormy weather at the moment. UPDATE 2:  The Baltimore Sun is live blogging from the COMFORT, due to arrive in Haiti on Thursday.]]>

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10 thoughts on “Tracking the hospital ship USNS Comfort in the Chesapeake Bay on the way to Haiti.”

  1. I have been tracking the Comfort until 4 PM. I just got home, 10 PM and it is no longer in the Chesapeake and it is not shown any more anywhere. What happened? The last point was just south of the MD VA line and it slowed to 2 knots, it had been averaging about 15 knots. Did it develop engine trouble? Where is it? How can I track it? Best regards, Chris Curley [email protected]

  2. I have been tracking the Comfort until 4 PM. I just got home, 10 PM and it is no longer in the Chesapeake and it is not shown any more anywhere. What happened? The last point was just south of the MD VA line and it slowed to 2 knots, it had been averaging about 15 knots. Did it develop engine trouble? Where is it? How can I track it? Best regards, Chris Curley [email protected]

  3. Try looking at the weather reporting from the vessel. The call sign is NCOM. Time give below is UTC
    http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NCOM
    Tides Stations Pressure Air Temp Water Temp Wind Speed Wind Dir Wave Height Ship positions
    USNS Comfort
    Last reported at 2010-Jan-17 00:19 UTC. Time now 2010-Jan-17 14:05 UTC.
    Position N 37°43′, W 076°12′.
    Notes date/time lat lon naut miles run avg knots wind from wind knots barom wave height air temp dew point water temp
    2010-Jan-17 00:19 N 37°43′ W 076°12′ 16 8.9
    2010-Jan-16 22:31 N 37°59′ W 076°13′ 6 5.3
    2010-Jan-16 21:19 N 38°05′ W 076°13′ 12 14.9
    2010-Jan-16 20:31 N 38°17′ W 076°17′

  4. Try looking at the weather reporting from the vessel. The call sign is NCOM. Time give below is UTC
    http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=NCOM
    Tides Stations Pressure Air Temp Water Temp Wind Speed Wind Dir Wave Height Ship positions
    USNS Comfort
    Last reported at 2010-Jan-17 00:19 UTC. Time now 2010-Jan-17 14:05 UTC.
    Position N 37°43′, W 076°12′.
    Notes date/time lat lon naut miles run avg knots wind from wind knots barom wave height air temp dew point water temp
    2010-Jan-17 00:19 N 37°43′ W 076°12′ 16 8.9
    2010-Jan-16 22:31 N 37°59′ W 076°13′ 6 5.3
    2010-Jan-16 21:19 N 38°05′ W 076°13′ 12 14.9
    2010-Jan-16 20:31 N 38°17′ W 076°17′

  5. The COMFORT left the Bay last night and I believe stopped in Norfolk. However, I checked the Norfolk maps and did not see it there, indicating it’s probably left and is en route to Haiti.
    ETA is still Wed/Thursday.

  6. The COMFORT left the Bay last night and I believe stopped in Norfolk. However, I checked the Norfolk maps and did not see it there, indicating it’s probably left and is en route to Haiti.
    ETA is still Wed/Thursday.

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