Update- Arrival to Hilo, Hawaii

Kwai is to arrive in Hilo at 1500 on 9 February and to clear in with US Customs on February 10. Heavy Northerly weather force us to abandon trying to reach Honolulu directly.  We were lucky to miss the strong northerly flow by ducking under the Big Island. We always...

Captain Brad’s Blog

Kwai has always been a blend of the old and the new and a scene unfolded this trip north on the aft deck to remind us of this again.  Tim Knoop is aboard since Christmas as a Engineer after Ben’s departure, and as an intern working on his thesis about reduction...

Captain Carson’s dream- a short story

Don’t Forget the Dalai Lama’s Rice I became captain of the Kwai two weeks ago.  Command of the worlds largest sail auxiliary cargo ship, one of the most interesting maritime jobs in the world. Whenever I am in charge of a boat,  I wake once or many times...

Ben’s Blog, January 10, 2019

Kwai salvages yacht “Blue Star” Just as I was wondering how Voyage 47 could go by without “drama”, universe provided us with some action. On our return from Washington Island we found a yacht anchored very close to our mooring in Fanning...