Curious as to why the engines started last night? The mate has informed me that it was due to the ship's anchor dragging along the seabed due to the 40-50 mile per hour winds overnight. Captain Simon was awoken from his slumber and a second anchor was dropped to improve our stability.
At 13.15 we attempted to raise our anchors and get underway for the western tip of France BUT we encountered a problem as we rose the first of two anchors. We noticed that the second chain had become entangled in the first anchor, after many complex technical attempts solve the problem, it was decided to call for some outside assistance. Soon after a vessel came alongside our starboard bow and solved our entanglement issue.
The order was then given to raise our second anchor, BUT, a new problem evolved! The second anchor was stuck on the seabed! For the moment we are awaiting divers to arrive tomorrow at first light.
However, Happy hours seem to be keeping spirit's high :)