Several vessels passed us this morning, traveling in the opposite direction. They were not within hailing distance, so the Captain attempted to raise them on the satellite radio, but there was no response.
Later, another flotilla of ships appeared on a track inward from ours, and like the first batch on an opposite heading from our ship.
As none acknowledged our radio hail, the Captain brought us to within hailing distance of the lead vessel.
After the customary niceties, we learned that all ships sailing under the protection of the mark have been ordered to proceed to the world capital.
This news made Elijah all the more anxious to get the Hamashiachites to the next port and on their way.