Voyage 51 (Blog 3)

14th of November 2019 It’s Wednesday morning and the airplane has started it’s descend towards the Christmas Island runway. From above, I’m glad to see Kwai on anchor off the jetty. Today is the day for the great crew-swap. Besides me, the engineer,...

Voyage 51 (Blog 2)

Kwai arrived in Christmas Island from Honolulu on 30th of October, and the next day began discharge of cargoes.  The trip south was fine, though we ran out of wind for the last half and had to motor sail to keep up speed. On All Saints Day, the cremated remains of...

Voyage 51 (Blog 1)

Kwai sailed from Honolulu on Voyage 51 on Monday 21 October 2019, with a crew of 10.  The day before the cremated ashes of our shipmate, Tetaake Aretana, were brought aboard by Captain Brad and they sail with us now.  Before departure Ross arranged for a Catholic...

Tetaake Aretana (1984-2019) Rest in Peace

Kwai arrived in Hilo 26 September with great sadness. Our longtime friend and crew member Tetaake Aretana took his own life aboard Kwai on 24 September, 2019.  Tetaake had sailed as Deckhand and Bosun on SV Kwai since July 2011 and was a valued and important member of...

Voyage 50 (Blog 10)

So about those dogs…..so many puppies….people….and pigs! Yes on our return trip to Christmas Island we were loaded with passengers…..and 23 puppies and 2 piglets and set sail. I seem to end up being the caretaker of the little creatures much ti...