Ship Logs

July 15, Christmas Island, Kiribati

Yesterday morning we woke up after making landfall around midnight at the Christmas jetty, and soon we were preparing to 'do our stuff'. Supercargo Inna, all charged, went ashore to run her errands. Captain Brad started instructions for Mate Michael and crew while...

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10th of July 2017, Fanning Island

After crossing a hundred and fifty six miles of deep blue ocean we reached the entrance to the lagoon of Fanning Island in the morning. Like clockwork our crew dropped the dinghy in the water and tied the Kwai to its 2,5 ton mooring anchor in the lagoon. This time the...

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Love me Tender is lost at sea.

7th of July 2017, Lost at sea… After twelve years of faithful service, our faithful and beautifuly painted orange life boat called "Love Me Tender" went missing overnight.  Somehow the knot in the painter line on the taffrail got undone, and now she is gone. In the...

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What rat?

3rd of July 2017, Christmas Island (4th of July USA) Fair winds and a steady course made it possible that we arrived ahead of the BBC Nordland. During the crossing we communicated with this vessel and asked permission to be off loaded first. The request was denied....

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Underway!

30th of June 2017, Revival of the clipper race Like in the old days, when the world's oceans were pocked and measled with white specks: ships carrying clouds of sails. When lives were short and time was precious. This was when clippers were invented to carry cargo...

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Departing crew from Honolulu

Aloha, The following crew are currently on board KWAI from Honolulu to Christmas Island: Beeni, Ben, Frank (Burangke), Super Cargo Inna, Kabiriera, First Mate Michael Kellick, Captain Brad, Bwanuera (Banu), Bosun Teitera, and Cook Teruia. Wendy and Cheryl continue to...

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