Ship Logs

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...

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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 in...

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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 lagoon. After we were tied to...

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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....

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Ben’s Christmas Blog, 2018

25th of December 2018, Christmas on the high seas On Christmas eve we passed the Equator, heading North from Pukapuka to Fanning Island. We were lucky to have nothing but steady trade-winds to keep our sails full, while staying on track towards our destination....

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Ben’s Blog 19 December 2018

19th of December 2018, Coconut Crab We came to our most southern destination of Voyage 47, and landed at my favorite of islands on our route. Nassau island only knows about 6 dozen inhabitants but their positive energy make up for their numbers. This energy is...

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Ben’s Blog 17 December, 2018

17th of December 2018, Nassau Island We spent two days on the coast of Manihiki, offloading cargo and organizing Kwai store in the villages of Tauhuno and Tukao. There was again a lot of interest in the items that we brought from Honolulu, probably due to the nearing...

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Ben’s blog 13 December, 2018

12th of December 2018, Rakahanga island A two-day sail brought us from Penrhyn to the shores of Rakahanga. The Kwai stayed adrift along the coast while the local barge tendered our cargo between ship and shore. It was great to see a few new inhabitants, in addition to...

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