The Herkules which appears to have started her voyage and tows from Gdansk, Poland is some 15 miles off Salcombe and proceeding to Dakar, currently making 4.8 knots.
Seeing the Atlas on AIS some 6 miles east of the Ore Stone and nearly out of range, I drove up to the top of Marine Drive and got this footage of her. She now has two hulks with her and these must be either from the Vengeance or the Herkules. As the Atlas was escorting the Herkules without any tows it is logical to assume that these may be the tows from the Vengeance. Shipping forum experts please take a close look at this close-up photo (below) I took along with the video footage and give me your opinion. You'll know much better than me.
|Tug Atlas behind the hulks off the Ore Stone|