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September 08, 2010

posted Sep 8, 2010, 12:16 PM by April Fountain
Aloha and Greetings~ 
Sorry for no updates of late but I'm doing several jobs at the moment so this website has unfortunately been back-logged. My sincere apologies to all who follow this blog on a regular basis. 

KWAI cast off from KIritimati yesterday (Tuesday) at 16:30 hours with a nice East wind and all sails set. 
They had a beautiful night sailing with an ESE wind with an average speed of 6 knots. Heading NE. Position is 3:45 N and 157:32 W. 

On the news side, Evy our First Mate got sick  and as a precaution we flew him to Honolulu from Kiritimati for medical care.  
A note to his family who may be reading this in Isreal- Evy is under very good care and tests are being run today to determine what the source of his symptoms are. At this point they believe it involves his liver/gallbladder.  I haven't spoken to him directly but I have gotten word that he is doing much better now and he will be in touch with you very soon.

The rest of the crew is doing well and are blazing North to Honolulu as fast as the wind can carry them. Eta Honolulu is still September 15. 

I have sent out an email to all our past customers that we will be accepting cargo at Pier 31 in Honolulu from September 20 to the 27th and from 08:00 to 17:00 (5 pm).If you need to make special date/time arrangements, please call us as soon as you know so that we can try and meet your needs. 
As those of you may know, we have to operate on a first come, first serve basis and I am expecting a very full ship this next voyage. We don't like to trun anyone away as we had to do last trip, so please try and bring your cargo early on. 
If you are bringing cargo directly to the  dock, please call us in advance so that we can meet you at the security gate with an escort. This is a requirement by US Border Protection/Homeland security and it is not negotiable. If you arrive at the gate without calling us in advance, you may have to wait there until we have an escort available. 

 If you have never shipped with us before, contact me through this website with a good way to get in touch with you and so I can tell you the process. 

If you are planning to ship a vehicle to any of the Islands please contact me right away so that I can begin the paperwork process which now takes a couple of weeks to complete. I will send you a form to fill out with everything you will need. 

I will make every attempt to keep this website updated until the ship arrives in Honolulu. 
Thank you and Aloha, this is Mama KWAI clear for today.