Okeanos Marianas completes trip from New Zealand to Saipan

SUSUPE, Saipan — Okeanos Marianas, a 50-foot, open ocean canoe built on a traditional design and with modern materials (above), arrived in Susupe, Saipan on Oct. 30. The canoe was constructed in New Zealand and, with a crew of eight, departed New Zealand on Sept. 20, sailing for 40 days and making stops in New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Chuuk before finally arriving in Saipan. The journey was the result of a partnership between Okeanos Foundation for the Sea and 500 Sails. Okeanos Marianas will be maintained by Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport Ltd. 

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