Kwai arrived in Hilo 26 September with great sadness. Our longtime friend and crew member Tetaake Aretana took his own life aboard Kwai on 24 September, 2019.  Tetaake had sailed as Deckhand and Bosun on SV Kwai since July 2011 and was a valued and important member of our family.  This wonderful man was dedicated to his life on Kwai and to his family.  Even on the toughest days he kept us smiling and laughing.  And we miss you terribly, Taake. Tiabo, my good friend. Aloha

from Captain Brad