Ship Logs

Ben gineer Blog

5th of December 2016, Sinterklaas on Teraina Island Today we arrive on Washington Island and it happens to be a special day for Dutch people, like me. Once a year the Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas, Saint Nicolas day. A bearded old white holy man, dressed up like the...

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Captain’s Blog

Thanksgiving Day, 2016 7N 158W We are heading north after a brief stop at Penrhyn Island to load empty drums for use in Kiribati.  The wind is fine in the East at 10-12 knots and we are motors ailing with all sail set at 7+ knots.  Good fortune has carried us through...

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Bens News from the ship.

18th of November 2016, Southern Pacific Ocean Sailing on this great blue ocean, halfway between Fiji and Christmas island, I asked captain Brad for an interview. I was interested in his opinion about the effect that the new mizzen sail has on the sailing...

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Ben’s blog 13 November, 2016

13th of November 2016, sailing past Vanua Levu Life changes when you leave shore. The everyday routine of working schedule is replaced by the everyday routine of standing watch, or day-work. The only fundament of a sailor's life consists of the three meals per day....

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Ben gineers Blog

3rd of November 2016, Suva dry-dock Life is back to normal. Night dropped while the Kwai is sitting on anchor. Almost everybody is communicating with friends and family on social media. It won't be long before we are cut-off from the virtual world when we set sail for...

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Fiji

This is a very quick update letting all our readers know that the refit is complete. The mizzen mast is in, the "Aloha" deck made of our Wana wood from Suriname has been layed and the galley has been opened up. Cargo is still  being purchased by Supercargo Frankie and...

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Bengineers Blog

14th of October 2016, Update At the end of the coming week, the Kwai is planned to leave for Suva harbor where the ship will go on the dry. So the entire party is working frantically to finish the jobs that we started when we arrived in Fiji three weeks ago. The...

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Ben’s Blog from Fiji

19th of September 2016, Fantasy Island Fiji (the island of Viti Levu in this case)... I'm not enchanted by its beauty yet. This side of the island is quite barren and dry. The Kwai is docked in a place called 'Fantasy Island'. Yes, one needs a lot of fantasy to see...

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Ben’s blog, 2 September

2nd of September 2016, Kwai meets Tiare Taporo Deep Water Ltd. has been running an operation for ten years that you could call unique. Worldwide there are only a few sailing vessels that actually manage to run a feasible business in sailing cargo and trade. So what is...

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