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Archive: Rimas Meleshyus American Samoa Arrival December 2014

This is not a live page. It is the recorded track as he approached American Samoa, now archived once he arrived at the police dock after a tow.


This is a basic tracking page to show where Rimas has been headed and how fast he's been going over the last day or so.

The speeds and headings won't match up exactly with the Delorme tracker page because they're computed between points, not just the instantaneous reading as shown on the tracker. He's only using the Delorme intermittently, so sometimes there are no position updates for an extended period of time.

This pages refreshes approximately every 15 minutes: at 2, 17, 32, and 47 minutes past the hour. Right now, there are a few columns added with bearing and range to the entrance of the nearest harbor, not taking into account any obstructions.

Who's Rimas? A guy sailing his San Juan 24 across the Pacific. Long story. His full name is Rimas Meleshyus and he's a cold war era immigrant to the United States. A few years back, he bought a San Juan 24 and ran aground in Alaska. Now he's got another which he has sailed from Seattle to Hawaii, then to San Francisco, then to the South Pacific nearing Pago Pago, American Samoa. A few resources for the history:

Bearings are in degrees true and distances are in nautical miles. Calculations assume a spherical earth with a diameter of 3443.898nm

NOTE: The Pago Pago waypoint is the approach to the harbor, so arrival doesn't imply zero.Version 2, with the distance covered and speed representing the change between the next point in the list and the current row. If you find a bug let me know as it was rather quick and dirty. I did do a quick sanity check on dist/bearing calcs.

Rimas has been towed into Pago Pago. The Delorme seems to be off, so there is no more action for the time being.

LatLongDate/TimeDistanceKtsHeadingBrg Pago PagoDist Pago PagoMsg if any
-14.2757-170.6922014-12-10T02:51:45Z10.940.462291342.09"Sorry guys so long waiting for me i am in harbor safety pick up by harbor police and bring to the harbor transit dock today need to wait immigration clerance "
-14.1555-170.5512014-12-09T02:55:45Z0.202.518121810.98
-14.156-170.5552014-12-09T02:51:00Z0.250.237921710.83
-14.1568-170.5592014-12-09T02:45:45Z0.560.6723421610.65
-14.1514-170.5512014-12-09T02:35:45Z0.540.4622921711.18
-14.1455-170.5442014-12-09T02:25:45Z0.573.3923121811.71
-14.1397-170.5372014-12-09T02:15:45Z0.583.4523721812.26
-14.1345-170.5282014-12-09T02:05:45Z0.110.1314221912.80
-14.1331-170.532014-12-09T01:55:45Z0.440.388621912.83
-14.1336-170.5372014-12-09T01:45:45Z0.472.798721712.53
-14.1341-170.5452014-12-09T01:35:45Z0.472.788621512.23
-14.1346-170.5532014-12-09T01:25:30Z0.452.668921411.94
-14.1347-170.5612014-12-09T01:15:15Z0.492.968521211.69
-14.1354-170.5692014-12-09T01:05:15Z0.352.528721011.40
-14.1358-170.5752014-12-09T00:57:00Z0.093.058720811.21
-14.1359-170.5772014-12-09T00:55:15Z0.080.0821320811.17
-14.1348-170.5762014-12-09T00:51:00Z0.140.137320811.24
-14.1355-170.5782014-12-09T00:45:15Z0.432.617020711.15
-14.138-170.5852014-12-09T00:35:15Z0.432.546820610.83
-14.1406-170.5922014-12-09T00:25:00Z0.211.289120410.51
-14.1406-170.5962014-12-09T00:15:00Z0.031.9820020310.43
-14.1401-170.5962014-12-09T00:14:00Z0.473.1221020310.46
-14.1333-170.5922014-12-09T00:05:00Z0.132.5821220410.93
-14.1315-170.5912014-12-09T00:02:00Z0.243.6721320411.05
-14.1281-170.5882014-12-08T23:58:00Z0.173.3621620411.30
-14.1258-170.5872014-12-08T23:55:00Z1.410.9215520411.46
-14.1046-170.5972014-12-08T22:22:30Z0.382.4021319912.43
-14.0992-170.5932014-12-08T22:13:00Z0.053.2722019912.80
-14.0985-170.5932014-12-08T22:12:00Z2.752.487420012.85
-14.111-170.6382014-12-08T21:05:30Z0.111.858218811.48"I dont see you planes and boats i be asking for help remember i am sailing only four years ago yesterday i come so close but too many rocks "
-14.1112-170.642014-12-08T21:02:00Z0.201.827618811.45
-14.112-170.6432014-12-08T20:55:30Z0.310.377918711.38
-14.113-170.6492014-12-08T20:45:30Z0.160.146618511.29
-14.114-170.6512014-12-08T20:39:00Z0.101.516218511.21
-14.1148-170.6532014-12-08T20:35:00Z2.510.8310218411.16
-14.1062-170.6952014-12-08T17:33:45Z0.142.1924317211.77"Good morning guys. I was already it was dark i dont have engine need to master harbor send boat and bring to harbor. The wind agenst me impossible to harborr"
-14.1051-170.6932014-12-08T17:30:00Z0.352.0924717311.81
-14.1029-170.6872014-12-08T17:20:00Z0.321.9424117411.91
-14.1003-170.6822014-12-08T17:10:00Z0.04inf23517612.04
-14.0999-170.6822014-12-08T17:10:00Z11.590.8730117612.06
-14.1994-170.5112014-12-08T03:53:15Z0.153.5821723610.89"This is amercan samoa about 12 miles owbay i can see from the boat the sun here still in the sky san juan 24 finally raching the island welcome guys to samoa !"
-14.1974-170.512014-12-08T03:50:45Z0.633.8122223611.03
-14.1895-170.5032014-12-08T03:40:45Z0.653.9222923511.64
-14.1823-170.4942014-12-08T03:30:45Z0.704.2223023512.29
-14.1747-170.4852014-12-08T03:20:45Z0.774.6323023512.99
-14.1664-170.4752014-12-08T03:10:45Z0.744.1523323413.76
-14.1589-170.4652014-12-08T03:00:00Z3.273.8622723414.51
-14.1217-170.4242014-12-08T02:09:15Z0.490.5721823317.75
-14.1153-170.4192014-12-08T02:01:00Z0.110.1121923218.22
-14.1139-170.4182014-12-08T02:00:00Z0.053.2822323218.33
-14.1132-170.4172014-12-08T01:59:00Z10.912.9621923218.38
-13.9715-170.32014-12-07T22:17:30Z0.583.5022622729.10
-13.9647-170.2932014-12-07T22:07:30Z0.643.8122322729.69
-13.957-170.2852014-12-07T21:57:30Z0.663.9722022730.32
-13.9486-170.2782014-12-07T21:47:30Z0.684.0721922730.98
-13.9398-170.2712014-12-07T21:37:30Z0.663.7621922731.65
-13.9313-170.2642014-12-07T21:27:00Z1.174.3221722732.30
-13.9158-170.2512014-12-07T21:10:45Z0.694.1721722633.46
-13.9066-170.2442014-12-07T21:00:45Z0.703.8921322634.14
-13.8968-170.2382014-12-07T20:50:00Z5.173.4521022634.82
-13.8219-170.1942014-12-07T19:20:00Z0.533.2020822439.81
-13.814-170.192014-12-07T19:10:00Z0.533.2021422440.33
-13.8067-170.1852014-12-07T19:00:00Z0.543.2621622340.85
-13.7994-170.1792014-12-07T18:50:00Z0.600.7221522341.39
-13.7912-170.1732014-12-07T18:40:00Z0.600.5121722341.98
-13.7833-170.1672014-12-07T18:30:00Z0.443.1721522342.58
-13.7773-170.1632014-12-07T18:21:45Z0.082.7521322343.01"Good morning guys 120 days at sea. Fantastic guys last couple days tremendes progress thanks to the wind.very close to the island 49 miles only today or monday"
-13.7762-170.1622014-12-07T18:20:00Z0.482.8721222343.09
-13.7695-170.1582014-12-07T18:10:00Z0.061.7622422343.56
-13.7688-170.1572014-12-07T18:08:00Z0.413.1021522343.62
-13.7631-170.1532014-12-07T18:00:00Z37.962.9722022344.03
-13.2775-169.7382014-12-07T05:12:30Z0.523.1423022181.95
-13.272-169.7312014-12-07T05:02:30Z0.523.0023522182.47
-13.2669-169.7242014-12-07T04:52:00Z2.983.5523322182.98
-13.2367-169.6832014-12-07T04:01:30Z0.303.3023622285.91
-13.2338-169.6792014-12-07T03:56:00Z0.263.4523622286.21"99 miles from the island this it was very long voyage non-Stop plenty to say in newspapers please guys let. to know to samoans local newspapers thanks guys. "
-13.2314-169.6752014-12-07T03:51:30Z0.543.2423622286.46
-13.2264-169.6682014-12-07T03:41:30Z0.523.1323522286.98
-13.2214-169.662014-12-07T03:31:30Z0.533.0922822287.49
-13.2156-169.6542014-12-07T03:21:15Z0.513.0823522288.01
-13.2106-169.6472014-12-07T03:11:15Z0.513.0623722288.51
-13.2059-169.6392014-12-07T03:01:15Z0.492.9123722289.01
-13.2015-169.6322014-12-07T02:51:15Z0.482.9123822289.48
-13.1973-169.6252014-12-07T02:41:15Z0.503.0024022289.94
-13.1931-169.6182014-12-07T02:31:15Z0.513.0624122390.42
-13.189-169.612014-12-07T02:21:15Z0.513.0724122390.90
-13.1849-169.6032014-12-07T02:11:15Z0.492.9323922391.39
-13.1808-169.5952014-12-07T02:01:15Z0.502.9823822391.86
-13.1764-169.5882014-12-07T01:51:15Z0.543.2623722392.34
-13.1714-169.582014-12-07T01:41:15Z0.452.7024422392.86
-13.1681-169.5742014-12-07T01:31:15Z0.282.6824322393.29
-13.166-169.5692014-12-07T01:25:00Z0.172.6624222393.55"Attention guys !. 107 miles to american samoa island that s why i do not stop on the christmas island i wanted to be in the book record in san juan 24 "
-13.1647-169.5672014-12-07T01:21:15Z0.442.6224622393.70
-13.1617-169.562014-12-07T01:11:15Z0.422.5424422394.11
-13.1587-169.5532014-12-07T01:01:15Z0.432.6024422394.50
-13.1555-169.5472014-12-07T00:51:15Z0.442.6124622394.91
-13.1526-169.542014-12-07T00:41:15Z0.432.6124822495.31
-13.1498-169.5332014-12-07T00:31:15Z0.442.6424322495.71
-13.1465-169.5262014-12-07T00:21:15Z0.450.5424322496.12
-13.1431-169.522014-12-07T00:11:00Z2.831.2625822496.55
-13.1331-169.4722014-12-06T22:56:30Z0.231.3227322598.91
-13.1333-169.4682014-12-06T22:46:00Z2.881.8626322599.07
-13.1276-169.4192014-12-06T21:13:00Z0.201.90269226101.34"Hello guys. 116 miles to go its hard to believe so close samoa island i will be anyday next week. Sheet tiller stirring i do not use anymore i do not trust. "
-13.1275-169.4162014-12-06T21:06:45Z0.311.73265226101.49
-13.1271-169.4112014-12-06T20:56:00Z1.602.10262226101.72
-13.1236-169.3842014-12-06T20:10:15Z0.392.34269227103.02
-13.1235-169.3772014-12-06T20:00:15Z0.040.99279227103.30
-13.1236-169.3762014-12-06T19:58:00Z0.261.97267227103.33
-13.1234-169.3722014-12-06T19:50:00Z14.710.87272227103.53
-13.1316-169.1212014-12-06T03:00:45Z0.160.99224232114.37
-13.1297-169.1192014-12-06T02:51:15Z0.011.28195232114.53"I am really surprised no rain now takes long time to get samoa on this klnd wind if rains the stops and extremely calm when you don t have engine not easy to do"
-13.1295-169.1192014-12-06T02:50:45Z0.160.98210232114.53
-13.1272-169.1172014-12-06T02:40:45Z0.191.12231232114.69
-13.1252-169.1152014-12-06T02:30:45Z0.201.20215232114.87
-13.1225-169.1132014-12-06T02:20:45Z0.241.42199232115.06
-13.1188-169.1122014-12-06T02:10:45Z0.041.25203232115.26
-13.1182-169.1112014-12-06T02:09:00Z0.221.46205232115.30
-13.1149-169.112014-12-06T02:00:00Z4.891.32237232115.49
-13.0702-169.042014-12-05T22:17:30Z0.070.45254232120.36
-13.0699-169.0392014-12-05T22:07:30Z0.090.57256232120.43
-13.0695-169.0372014-12-05T21:57:30Z0.00nan360232120.52
-13.0695-169.0372014-12-05T21:57:30Z0.050.49280232120.52
-13.0696-169.0372014-12-05T21:52:00Z0.050.71248232120.55"Hello. To pago pago samoa 138 miles only today 118 day at sea. In the morning was very long heavy rain it was impossible contact with you guys i am really sorry"
-13.0693-169.0362014-12-05T21:47:30Z0.110.65258232120.60
-13.0689-169.0342014-12-05T21:37:00Z0.990.3877232120.70
-13.0726-169.052014-12-05T19:01:00Z0.020.97147232119.80
-13.0724-169.0512014-12-05T19:00:00Z44.642.18193232119.80
-12.348-168.8822014-12-04T22:31:15Z0.080.70196221157.02
-12.3468-168.8822014-12-04T22:24:30Z0.030.62207221157.10"Sorry guys i could not use a tracker it was heavy rain and lightining still coming more lightining i hear now i sturgging with rain now soon off coming rain"
-12.3463-168.8822014-12-04T22:21:15Z0.110.67202221157.13
-12.3445-168.8812014-12-04T22:11:15Z0.130.84219221157.23
-12.3429-168.882014-12-04T22:02:00Z0.010.47223221157.36
-12.3428-168.882014-12-04T22:01:00Z31.741.63215221157.37
-11.9126-168.5662014-12-04T02:35:15Z0.051.69192220188.96"The bigest my story of travel when i was mongolia country i traveled on the roof of the train oil tankers i crossed in the summer it was hot experience for life"
-11.9118-168.5662014-12-04T02:33:30Z0.321.91202220189.01
-11.9068-168.5642014-12-04T02:23:30Z0.362.17192220189.31
-11.9009-168.5632014-12-04T02:13:30Z0.192.22198220189.63
-11.8979-168.5622014-12-04T02:08:15Z0.162.00200220189.81"I am very strong love adventure canadian expedition car pick up in the north west teritories so surprised i am travel on the foot took me years to cross canada"
-11.8954-168.5612014-12-04T02:03:30Z0.342.02198220189.96
-11.8901-168.5592014-12-04T01:53:30Z0.362.16200220190.27
-11.8844-168.5572014-12-04T01:43:30Z0.372.24199220190.60
-11.8786-168.5552014-12-04T01:33:30Z0.311.86202220190.95
-11.8738-168.5532014-12-04T01:23:30Z0.352.13201220191.25
-11.8683-168.5512014-12-04T01:13:30Z0.422.52203220191.58
-11.8618-168.5482014-12-04T01:03:30Z0.452.57195220191.98
-11.8546-168.5462014-12-04T00:53:00Z1.272.45205220192.39
-11.8355-168.5372014-12-04T00:22:00Z0.162.16199220193.62"For the first time i am listening radio station from samoa island. Very beautiful traditional songs today i am turn up and so clear. To pango pango samoa 222 m"
-11.833-168.5362014-12-04T00:17:30Z0.362.04211220193.77
-11.8279-168.5332014-12-04T00:07:00Z220194.12