A tugboat leaves Capetown...

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It was reported on Thursday that a tugboat is on its way from Capetown to assist the Bouvet DX team's return.  So while you are waiting for your invoice, shipping notice, or delivery of your new FlexRadio, here is a classic brainteaser to pass the time.

A tugboat leaves Capetown to meet a ship that is 1000 miles away when the tugboat leaves.  The tugboat averages 11 knots at sea.  The Bouvet DX team's ship is travelling at 5mph.  The two ships are headed directly toward each other.

Question:
1.  How long after leaving Capetown will the tugboat meet the Bouvet DX team's ship?
2.  How far from Capetown will the two ships be when they meet?

Extra Credit
Given that the tugboat can tow the Bouvet DX team's ship at 10 knots, how long after the two ships meet will the Bouvet DX team be able to stand on dry land?

Bonus
Do you think your new radio will arrive before or after the Bouvet DX Team makes landfall?

Have fun.

Logan, KZ6O
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Logan, KE7AZ

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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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The radios are shipping in quantity!