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Hokule'a, sister vessel Hikianalia will set sail soon

By Nana Ohkawa
Published On: Apr 21 2013 05:54:00 PM HST

The Hokule'a along with its sister vessel Hiki-ana-lia will be setting sail soon. The worldwide voyage is on schedule to travel throughout the Pacific. Their major partner will be Hawaiian Airlines.

HONOLULU -

The Hokule'a along with its sister vessel Hikianalia will be setting sail soon.
The Worldwide Voyage is on schedule to travel throughout the Pacific.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society crew members are getting ready for their next voyage. They will analyze ocean wellness using native Hawaiian and western science research methods. The voyage will take them into more than 60 ports in 28 countries.

"The worldwide voyage is going to be an amazing journey of learning, and it's also a catalyst of bringing extraordinary diverse educators together on the canoe," said navigator and PVS President, Nainoa Thompson.

Their major partner will be Hawaiian Airlines, donating air miles to help transport crew members and cargo throughout the four year voyage.

"In order for us to be successful with our voyage we are going to have to transport 200 to 300 individuals, whether they are educators, whether they are sailors, whether they are journalists, whether they are documenters," said Thompson.

"It requires in the modern day to travel, to get people quickly and efficiently from one end of the globe to another and of course that's our business that's what we do," said Mark Dunkerley CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.

"To help be a part of movement in our educational institutions is part of what we are attempting to do, and I don't know how else to do that except to go," said Thompson.

The worldwide voyage is scheduled to begin this June. More than 100,000 students in Hawaii will participate in the voyage as a part of their curriculum.

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