Ship Logs

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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Ben’s Blog- 29th August, 2016

Humpbacks at Manihiki shore On Saturday evening we left Rakahanga for Manihiki with two passengers on board. A few hours later the passengers were picked-up by the local tender at Tukao village. After this we moved to go on anchor near Tauhunu village. On Sunday we...

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25th of August 2016, Penrhyn

Today was a special day for navigators and (other) admirers of the celestial sky. After dark one could observe two planets come into conjunction. During out night watches we have been observing Mars and Saturn approach each other over the last weeks. On the 27th of...

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Ben-gineers post August 14, 2016

Running back to Christmas  Shortly after daybreak on Saturday I got the honor of bringing the ship up to the mooring in Fanning Island. Because of our experienced crew the maneuver ran like clockwork. While crossing the pass to the lagoon the rigid inflatable tender...

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