We arrived in port in the heat of the day, the harbor completely empty. Before we tied up, however, we were sent packing. And warned to remain at sea until the danger of a tsunami had passed.
An earthquake had struck the island yesterday, centered on their opposite coast. The lone ship we had seen was out there to warn other ships.
When we attained a safe distance, the Captain called us together for a conference.
The Captain felt it necessary that we switch back to the other port, arguing that some of the cargo consigned there may well meet some crucial needs. We all concurred.
And Elijah advised that we remain off the other coast yet one more day.