Rachel Corrie Ship location route info pics Due in Gaza Sat.
She is by Malta travelling at about 9 knots. Expected in Gaza area Friday Night / Saturday. There is enough time for any escorts or backroom deals to be arranged.
[Edit: The location via the link at the bottom does not seem to be being updated, June 4th 2010]
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The ship, named after the 23-year-old American killed in Gaza in 2003 while trying to prevent an Israeli bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian home, had halted in the Mediterranean following the assault while those on board – among them the Nobel peace laureate Máiread Maguire and Denis Halliday, a retired senior UN diplomat – discussed whether they should continue.
It was now carrying as a “second wave” of the flotilla, said Niamh Moloughney, who organised the sailing in Ireland.
“I’d say the mood on board is resilient and steadfast. When people signed up to this they knew what might happen,” said Moloughney. “We expected we would be confronted and there would be a stand-off, but no one expected this. But there’s never really been a question of the boat turning back.”
As well as the Irish nationals, the 1,200-tonne boat is carrying six Malaysians and eight crew of varying nationalities.
Tracking location of Rachel here: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=515886000