Okeanos Foundation for the Sea to bring sustainable sea transport to Palau

BY BERNADETTE H. CARREON

Palau Correspondent

KOROR, Palau — By summer of 2018, the Okeanos Foundations for the Sea will bring a modernized, traditional double-hulled, open ocean canoe to Palau.

In August, a memorandum of understanding was forged between Palau and the foundation to bring the fossil-free, sustainable transport to Palau. Called Vaka Moto, the vessel can carry a maximum of 12 people and three tons of cargo. The canoe can navigate in very shallow waters and access land where there are no jetties.

The Vaka uses wind as its primary source of power, and when an . . .

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