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...

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...

Ben’s Blog January 7, 2019

7th of January 2019, The Fanning Flu It has been quite a while since we carried this many passengers. Thanks to the inter-island services of Air-Kiribati, we have grown accustomed to having only a handful of locals traveling with us from island to outer-island....

Chief Mate Carson’s Blog

After 9 days at sea, I was on watch at 0400 Thursday morning.  I could see a faint outline of Fanning Island on the radar. As the sun rose and we got closer we could could see the Island with our own eyes; The whole crew was excited. Beeni, a Fanning resident got up...

Captains Blog

Yesterday we had another day of beauty.  The evening before we ran through some squalls blowing out of a clear sky.  Rain and wind to lay Kwai over and run her up to 9 and even 10 knots with topsail holding her own.  The next morning was a staggering display of clouds...