This Just In…
“SV Tranquility Successful Mission is currently underway – but had to turn back to Haiti. Funds are appreciated to help their safe return.”
Sailing Vessel (S/V) “Tranquility” and her crew left Haiti a few days ago after carrying out a successful relief mission to the island of Ile de la Gonave. Onboard are Captain Cameron Murray & Admiral Leighia Murray, their kids Maya & Fynn and three extra crew who took 7 tons of cargo to Haiti. They are now in need of donations to help with repairs to Tranquility so that she can return to Miami and continue with this mission by Sailors Without Borders.
– Children’s Shoes from – Art Miles – Shoes of Hope & private donors from Naples – Total Count about 1000 pairs
– School Supplies from – Chemo Inc in Miami & Art Miles & Private Donors – Total Count – pens, pencils notebooks, ect. for about 500 children
– Arts & Crafts – AAE Australia & Joan Conover
– Seeds, Solar Cookers & Agriculture – Echo from Naples, Joan Conover, Love In HaitProject – Total Count enough for sustainable future/season
– Medical Supplies, Kits & Food Rations – Donna Lange & Oceans Watch, Datrex Life Raft Service – Total Count 500lbs
– Linseed Oil and Construction Materials for Adoble Houses – Chemo Inc. Miami, Love In Haiti Project – Total Count 55gal oil – 300lbs of construction supplies & tools
– 1.6 kw off Grid Solar Array – James Bourlet “Art Logistics”, Sun Electronics, Wards Marine Electric, Trans Marine Pro
– Computers for teaching – Joan Conover – Total Count 5
– Computer Programs & equipment – Joan Conover & James Bourlet
SV Tranquility left Miami on April 2, 2011 to bring much needed supplies to an island that had clearly been forgotten by Haiti’s Government, even before the devastating earthquake of January 12th. This huge humanitarian mission was made possible by a collaboration of foundations and business such as Endangered Planet Foundation, Art Miles Mural Project “Shoes of Hope”, Trans Marine Pro and The Conch Republic Navy (CRN) brought together a grass roots effort from Key West, South Florida; Laguna Beach California, Hawaii, and as far away as Cairo, Egypt. Working along side of Association Amis des Enfants de L’ile de La Gonave (AAE) (www.aaenfants.org).
These Sailors Without Borders were all welcomed at one of the three towns they visited with school supplies by the Mayor and a full speech was given to thank both Sailors Without Borders and Love and Haiti for what they are doing for the town and the AAE.
Please donate to help with repair costs and this wonderful humanitarian mission by fellow cruisers/sailors!
Captain Cameron’s log:
Monday May 2
“Unfortunately the weather is getting worse and have burned up all of our reserves beating into the head wind. Also we have blown out the Main. As current weather forecast shows that wind is going to swing further FWD upon rounding Cuba (which at this rate we wont have any fuel left by the time we get round) there is no way we can make it under our current conditions. That being said we are changing course to head back to Haiti for fuel and repairs.”
Donations are appreciated to help support EPF global outreach partnership with the SV Tranquility. These relief missions connect the arts with technology (solar, water filtration, wind generators, PV Power etc.) with humanity