OceansWatch expedition updates

03 September 2013
03 September 2013 | Honiara
31 July 2011 | Vanuatu
20 December 2009 | Mooloolaba to Opua
18 December 2009 | Mooloolaba
30 November 2009
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06 November 2009
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01 November 2009 | Cairns


20 September 2009 | Kavieng
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Arrived Kavieng - Anchored in "The Pond" outside Nusa Resort.

Monday, September 7, 2009
Rough Weather-Put up the storm jib for the first time this trip!

Sunday, September 6, 2009
Underway again! It's good to be back on the ocean
Fishing attempt successful!

Saturday, September 5, 2009
Cleo bought some local masks and I sent the video camera for warranty service.
Chris and I attempted to change the oil filter on the new diesel. It is the oil filter that came with the motor and has been put on far too tight and has been painted to the motor. After a broken filter spanner, several dents in the filter and Gardner breaking the oil pressure sender it was determined that the best course of action is to leave it on until we get to a place where we can afford to be immobilized for a few days in the event that it all goes pear shaped.
Gardner's macbook took a wave of salt water. ugh.

Friday, September 4, 2009
It took Gardner all afternoon to print a report and visit DHL to not even send the Sanyo video camera in for warranty repair. Patience is a virtue here in PNG.

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Chris finished the Karkar MPA report.
Cleo & Alison went for a dive in Madang.
Chris and Gardner went to talk to the police regarding Danny's demand for anchorage fees. All was resolved and Danny was sent back to Karkar with his tail between his legs!
Vessel Name: Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose
Vessel Make/Model: Sweden Yachts 34, Anna Rose '43 yacht
Hailing Port: Whangarei, NZ
Crew: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Permanant skipper Chris is a professional yacht skipper and runs a yacht delivery company- Pacific Yacht Deliveries. He has been an environmental activist for many years, including 2 years as a skipper for Greenpeace on the yacht Vega. [...]
The long term use of Magic Roundabout was donated to OceansWatch to carry out Marine conservation and provide humanitarian aid to the coastal communities in the Pacific. OceansWatch has set up an ongoing training system for yachties and divers to monitor reef health throughout the Pacific using the [...]
Home Page: http://www.oceanswatch.org
Magic Roundabout, Cat Knapp & Anna Rose's Photos - Main
OceansWatch team sailing to Opua
16 Photos
Created 14 June 2009
Work on the Magic Roundabout and departure from Whangarei
15 Photos
Created 8 June 2009
Pics of the 2009 project crew
4 Photos
Created 9 February 2009
A selection of pictures from our 2008 Vanuatu project
10 Photos
Created 1 August 2008
Reef Check training with Reef Check Australia in the Ha'apais April 2008
12 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 13 June 2008
Delivery to Vanuatu
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2008

Oceanswatch Expeditions

Who: Chris Bone, Irene Llabres, Katherine Rainone, Anna Pohl
Port: Whangarei, NZ

Current Position

In close co-operation with the world's yachting community OceansWatch undertakes marine conservation projects and undertakes humanitarian aid in developing countries. To join OceansWatch visit www.oceanswatch.org
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