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Voyage 55 (Blog 1)

Voyage number V55 began on the second of September, 2020.  Fifty five voyages in 15 years, many of 2-4 months, and now Kwai is headed to new territory.  The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) beckons from across the dateline.  This old ship will be as far west as she...

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Voyage 54 (Blog 2)

KWAI has just returned to Honolulu from this past Wednesday August 5, 2020 with another large load of ocean plastic including ghost nets, bottles and other plastic debris which was all deposited onto the pier in a massive tangle. You can see photos of the voyage in...

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Voyage 54 (Blog 1)

OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE with SV KWAI SETS RECORD WITH LARGEST OPEN OCEAN CLEAN-UP IN HISTORY 103 Tons of Plastic Removed From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch HONOLULU, HI — June 23, 2020 Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 5)

April 2rd, 2020 Our beloved sailing vessel the Kwai is on its second day underway from Kirimati in the Line Islands to Hawai'i. All equipment and sailing accoutrements have been sea stowed and preparations for the voyage have thus far proven to be shipshape. In this...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 4)

Sorry all Kwaisters, we have been poorly feeding our blogs lately. In this Corona virus free land, lots of things has been happening. Let me start with regular Kwai life. Our last tour of the Outer Islands is now completed. We had crew that sailed on Kwai for the...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 3)

  V53 Blog. March 17 2020 The world is a very strange place right now. And stranger still, our— the Kwai crew’s— assumptions of this, experience of it, is all through gossip traded among the crew of the emails we’ve gotten from family and others, and emailed...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 2)

Voyage 53 4 March 2020 blog from Chantale The sun hasn’t left the sky since the ceremonial burning. The sea scale has an average of “3” since our departure on Feb. 27th. While on V52 the wind, the cold, the rain, the “things that can go wrong go wrong, stuck to the...

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Voyage 53 (Blog 1)

Voyage 53, 28 Feb 2020 from Shanan Aaaaaand we’re off! It feels like hardly a week ago that we arrived in Honolulu, battered, salty and limping slightly with our three torn sails after our dogged fight to get north from Fanning Island. The wind kept both increasing...

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