The vessel has had a problem-free voyage. Even the extra armed guards on board had a quiet trip this time when crossing the Bay of Aden. “We didn’t see any pirates, and the impression is that this activity has decreased lately.”
Travelling around the globe also involves visits from a lot more authorities who like to visit our beautiful vessel. During this trip, we managed to have three port state controls (the fourth will be in ARA), one US Coast guard inspection, one
CAP class inspection and a Vetting and Internal audit.
The US authorities have introduced
a ban on vessels sailing close to the Hawaiian islands, so the crew were notably happy to catch their rst glimpse of land with the rst islands outside Japan, Captain Rubin told us. “But what surprised me and really a ected us on board was the massive amount of plastic waste in the Paci c Ocean. We saw enormous amounts of plastic bottles, cans, nets and akes continuously along the way. This is really very sad. We must re-think our attitude towards plastic.
It is a long way from Sweden to the Paci c Ocean, but I know from my home