I’m tracking the car carrier Swift Ace because I have ordered a new car and it is onboard at the moment. She’s bound from Emden, Germany to the East coast of the U.S., scheduled to offload cars in Baltimore and then proceed to Jacksonville. The ship is now off the coast of Portugal and continues to head SSW apparently in an attempt to avoid high winds and high waves.
Would a ship like this ever find herself so far South while seeking better sailing conditions that it would make sense to change her schedule to visit Jacksonville first and then head North to Baltimore; i.e. reverse the sequence of her scheduled ports of call?
Or are port schedules cast in stone for one reason or another?