Voyage 49 (May 30, 2019)

No new nets found today.  The tracker attached to a large bundle of nets failed just a few days before we go to it.  We ran down to the last reported spot and along the estimated track line but never found it.  We did come up on an overturned 18′ fiberglass boat...

Voyage 49 (May 29, 2019)

This is the fifth day of our 25 day charter to lasso ghost nets.  We are a crew of 11 plus 2 drone operators and are chasing down trackers that have been fastened to net balls floating in the North Pacific.  The charter is to Ocean Voyages Institute who got yachts...

Voyage 49 (May 28, 2019)

At sunrise today we started our serious watch for nets and plastic debris.  Lookouts were posted at dawn.  As we approached the position of the satellite tracker as relayed form shore, we took in sail and came slowly downwind to find it. We came into a field of...

Voyage 49 (May 27, 2019)

Kwai sailed Saturday, 25 May for a 25 day charter to pick up “ghost” nets in the North Pacific. We are headed to a latitude north of Hawaii for the first time since sailing from New Bedford in 2005. Crew is all happy to be at sea again, especially in the...