23 July , 2017-1st Mate Michael Kellick

KWAI  Blog  –  23 July 2017 En route to Pukapuka…. I always wanted to be a doctor.  Imagine how lucky I felt when first meeting up with KWAI in Honolulu a couple winters ago and Ben, aka Bengineer, asked me to stitch up the 5-inch long cut along his shin. Having...

21st July 2017, Crossing the Equator

Two days South of Fanning Island we crossed the Equator today, and as the Kwai custom goes, it was time for King Neptune to appear on deck. Three pollywogs were chained, baptized in seawater, and put to trial on the Main Deck: Mate Michael, Super Cargo Inna, and our...

17th of July 2017, The Soccer Charter

While processing our cargo in Christmas Island, and preparing the ship for going South, a unforeseen charter came up. Young and eager passengers needed transport to Fanning Island, for the occasion of the annual Inter Island Soccer Competition. So, after lunch we...

July 15, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Yesterday morning we woke up after making landfall around midnight at the Christmas jetty, and soon we were preparing to ‘do our stuff’. Supercargo Inna, all charged, went ashore to run her errands. Captain Brad started instructions for Mate Michael and...

10th of July 2017, Fanning Island

After crossing a hundred and fifty six miles of deep blue ocean we reached the entrance to the lagoon of Fanning Island in the morning. Like clockwork our crew dropped the dinghy in the water and tied the Kwai to its 2,5 ton mooring anchor in the lagoon. This time the...