FLEET UPDATE 2022-04-30

South Pacific Posse

April 30, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED

2) FIJI DROPS PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT

3) MARINA DENARAU SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

1) SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED  
ETA 20 DAYS TO MARQUESAS 

NOv
Charlie

Flying the international maritime signal flags NC ICS November Charlie 

Blue Berryl

SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED

Alex and Yvette are safe and well, however their 44ft sloop is dismasted and sailing under jury rig using a spinnaker pole.

Blue Beryl is on passage between Galapagos and Marquesas and SOG 3.3 knots

 SY BLUE BERYL is not part  of the SPP but as many of vessels are along the route we are able to assist if need be.

from blueberyl  4/26/2022, 16:51 UTC

"Many
thanks for your quick professional response. I've just got an e-mail
from KAWAINE II  (SPP#23) . That they heard about a Pan Pan
... Nevertheless I wanna thank you to be so professional and look
after other people on the sea.

You
did a good job and I'm really thankful. After we where dismasted a
couple of days ago it's nice to know that people are close. Everything
well on board Blue Beryl. We do a good speed with a jury rig. And will
arrive in Nuka Hiva in 3 weeks.

Have a good night!

Alex,

Blue Beryl"

2)  FIJI 🇫🇯
DROPS PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT

Fiji https://sailwiththeflo.files.wordpress.com

29 April 2022: Effective 1 May 2022, fully vaccinated visitors to Fiji
will no longer be required to produce a pre-arrival negative COVID-19
test prior to entry, a move that reduces costs and lends greater
convenience to those traveling to the country. 

 

The change applies to all visitors entering Fiji by air or sea who were
previously required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or
rapid antigen test (RAT) prior to their arrival to Fiji.

 

This step is in line with best practice for entry requirements among highly
vaccinated societies and follows countries such as Australia and
Singapore who have also removed COVID-19 testing as an entry
prerequisite. 

 

The current requirement to book an in-country pre-COVID RAT test, prior to
departing for Fiji, remains. The test must be done within 48 - 72 hours
of arrival. In-country tests must be booked prior to arrival to Fiji on
https://entrytestfiji.com/. 

 

Commencing 1 May 2022, the vaccination requirement for entry into Fiji has also
been widened. All visitors above the age of 16 years must now display
proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the country. 

 

The lowering of the age requirement for the vaccine prerequisite comes as
more children globally are granted access to vaccines. Fiji’s key
visitor markets have considerably high coverage of vaccination amongst
those below the 18-year age threshold. 

  

All other existing conditions for entry remain applicable and can be reviewed at https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/.

 

These moves follow Fiji’s continued effort to strengthen its in-country
testing programme and wider community surveillance efforts designed to
ensure the safety of visitors and Fijians alike. 

 

The COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce will continue to review Fiji’s entry
requirements and COVID safe measures, with a focus on strengthening
community surveillance and the robustness of the in-country testing
digital platform, supplemented by the already high vaccination
rates. 

Fiji FLag

3) MARINA DENARAU FIJI 🇫🇯
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

Port Denarau Marina

Bula ! We welcome the South Pacific Posse to Denarau Marina and Fiji !

Cynthia Rasch

Cynthia Rasch Port Denarau Fiji

Denarau Marina

As a benefit to you our sponsorship of the South Pacific Posse provides you with


  • 15% off on berthing for vessels staying 3 nights or more in the
    marina subject to availability and payment in advance
  •     Boatyard discount for Rally participants who need to carry out repairs & maintenance works a 3 day bundle deal
  •     F$75 day pass package at Radisson Resort which includes :
     

    • Welcome experience (drink, neck lei and Bula welcome), breakfast is included at Blue Bar & Grill Restaurant, Spa –
    • 10% off from available Spa menu, activities – non motorized available activities, motorized at
    • 10% off less jet skis, use of pool and available facilities
    •  For
      those who would like to get their land legs back for a little while, we
      have been able to secure 40% off on room rates at the Radisson Resort

Castaway Island

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Fiji

4) ENTRY INTO CAPTAIN ROW AWARD 

FUELING IN NUKU HIVA 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Captain Ron Award

We knew it would be an adventure, and we were not disappointed. So we
lifted our anchor in Taioha’e bay and made the short distance towards
the cargo = fuel dock. For a yacht to fuel up there, the mooring is med
style, or roman catholic as we also say in Europe, which is also called
„vaticano“ for short. Dropping bow anchor, going stern to with two stern
lines
to the dock. While we are used to the maneuver coming from the meds, it
is still interesting with swell and wind on the beam and and a high
concrete dock. Hence we need help from the dock, which is simply not
there. That’s due to dock hand equal the petrol pump attendant and
currently fueling cars. 

FUEL

So we go in circles in front of the dock for like 15 minutes, then a small
power boat comes, which obviously gets fuel before us, as it would be
faster. Then the guy explains us what to do, we ask whether he would
help with the lines, yes of course. We start the maneuver, drop the bow
anchor, go stern to, the only one missing at this moment is the guy on
the dock, he went back to fueling cars. So we try to keep the stern
close to the dock, despite swell and wind from the side for another 15
minutes, yell for the guy, and nothing happens … until the guy comes
back. Throwing lines, one and two, great, we are tied up. Then throwing a
third line, for the guy to tie to the nozzle to be pulled over to the
yacht, ideally without lowering the nozzle into the water. We keep like
~3-5m distance to the dock to avoid damage on the yacht. The good news:
the throughput of the pump provides 100l/minutes, way too much for our
little boat and thin hoses. The flow can be regulated to some extent at
the nozzle, but if the flow gets too low, the pump on land switches off
by itself. While trying to keep some flow, while not overdoing it for
our hoses and spilling the lot, we notice that our anchor is not holding
anymore.  After the first tank is filled, a quick discussion
whether we should hand back the nozzle, untie and re-anchor or go ahead,
while stabilizing the boat with the engine, we just think: the guy
probably never comes back again.  

IBEX FUEL

So we divide and conquer: Vicky tries to keep the boat from damaging the
concrete dock, while Florian fuels the second tank of IBEX. While this
should be quick with 100l/min, there it happens, regulated to low at the
nozzle, the pump switches off. Where was the pump attendant again?
Well, not here. Once, IBEX is at an angle of like 45° to the dock, the
anchor seems to hold again. Hence this entire scene looks really
awkward, but it works after all. We hand back the nozzle via the extra
line, untie the sternlines, lift anchor and make a run. Payment is a
different story, we first joined the Posse line call, before going back
by dinghy, it would have been impossible to pay while there.

 

Cheers

Vicky & Florian from IBEX

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
FLorian

5) SY DREAMER ARRIVES IN 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 
 

SY DREAMER

South Pacific Burgee - French Flag - Marquesas Flag & French Polynesia Flag 

Dreamer's Track

Dreamers looong track to FP

SY DREAMER 🇺🇸 David & Gerne  - Caliber 40lrv’

Gerne
David
BRAVO ZULU

6) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOU  

Over the last 12 years we have added over 7,000
anchorages into Good Nautical - and   are looking to enhance this
information with first hand accounts from you - please add pictures,
details and updates as you see them.
 

 Tjibaou Cultural Center at the heart of Kanak culture

The
iconic Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, an art center,  museum,
performance space,  library and a landscaped park 

NEW CALEDONIA 🇳🇨  Please email us your anchorages and tracks to
safeguard them for those who will attempt them after you please email
your tracks ( any format )   to
registration@pacificposse.com 

New Caledonia is in Good Nautical

 
It is home to the largest lagoon in the world. It is registered since 2008
on the World Heritage list of Unesco. The lagoon of New Caledonia has
the second largest barrier in the world after the great barrier reef of
Australia, and its marine biodiversity is exceptional.

Reef

The lagoon,  with varied landscapes of dense green forests to red-earthed mountains.

The lagoon, with varied landscapes of dense green forests to red-earthed mountains.

New Caledonia staunchly defends it's maritime borders from Chinese longline Fishing vessels 

"Maritime border dispute flares up again

Sea border dispute between Vanuatu and New Caledonia has resulted in the
arrest and conviction of a Chinese boat captain and members of his crew.
New Caledonian maritime surveillance authorities claimed the long line
vessel was fishing inside its territorial waters and slapped it with a
US$5.5m fine. Hugues Gossvin of Navimon Fishing Company said the Hu Yu
911 ship was seized by the French Navy in December last year. He told
reporters who attended an European Union funded Tuna workshop in Noumea
that although the longliner was licensed to fish in Vanuatu waters, it
was found fishing however within New Caledonian waters, a claim denied
by the boat captain and the Government of Vanuatu.

“The catch and the ship has been confiscated and the crew are still
negotiating their fate with the authorities,” said Gossvin. Crew members
of Hu Yu 911 were still on the boat in Noumea when Islands Business
toured the Navimon operation last February. Gossvin said New Caledonian
authorities had considered selling the vessel. However the state of the
vessel might not meet the high phytosanitary standards that the French
demands of New Caledonian vessels. The fishing industry in this French
territory only had long line fishing vessels and all are locally owned.
“We do not have any distant water fishing nations’ boats fishing in our
waters,” he said. It is understood the captain of the fishing boat was
prosecuted in a Noumea court, found guilty of fishing illegally and
fined."

With 40 tonnes of tuna and 4 tonnes of shark fins in its holds, the Hu Yu 911 was boarded on October 30 between Belep and Vanuatu in the north of Grande Terre. Since Vanuatu decided to grant fishing licenses to Chinese companies, the number of boats that come to illegally take advantage of the wealth of Caledonian waters seems to be increasing sharply.

With 40 tonnes of tuna and 4 tonnes of shark fins in its holds, the Hu Yu
911 was boarded and detained   between Belep and Vanuatu in the
north of Grande Terre. 

7) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE  CATEGORIES 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* ✔ 

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

    GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

8) THE BAYS OF NUKU HIVA 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

 Taioha'e Bay

Taioha'e Bay

Gargolye in Daniels Bay

Gargoyle in Comptroller  Bay Nuku Hiva French Polynesia 

Bays

 Hakatea Bay - Nuku Hiva

bAY

Comptroller   Bay Nuku Hiva French Polynesia 

bAY

Amazing anchorages await in Nuku Hiva 

BAY

Some Bays of Nuku Hiva: Taioha'e, Anaho, Hatiheu, Hakatea, Hooumi, Hanga Haa

Ha atuatua-bay

Ha'atuatua Bay with an impressive view of the magnificent falaises to the south. 
A small creek runs over the southern end of the beach

https://goodnautical.com/gma/french-polynesia?field_gma_value=PF

All the bays in Nuku Hiva are in Good Nautical 

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Florian

09) ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THE WEEK BY IBEX 

IBEX

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

🇵🇫

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

After 3145 nautical miles and 21 days at sea we have arrived in Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia. We now look forward to a good night sleep without waves crashing against the hull.

After
3145 nautical miles and 21 days at sea we have arrived in Nuku Hiva,
French Polynesia. We now look forward to a good night sleep without
waves crashing against the hull.

10)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

🇺🇸  Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista - USA

🇲🇽  Marina Chiapas – Mexico   

🇨🇷  Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica   

🇵🇦  Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨  Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯  Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺  Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿  Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

🇦🇺  Rivergate Marina  - Brisbane  - Australia 

🇫🇯  Denarau Marina - Fiji 

Marquesan

MARQUESAN CULTURE

11) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CENTENARIO PANAMA CANAL AGENTS
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • YACHT SERVICES NUKU HIVA 
  • NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • OCEAN TACTICS WEATHER ROUTING
BUrgees

12) MORE PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

GARGOLYLE

 MARQUESAS 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Atoll entrance into the lagoon of Fakarava. The atoll's highest elevation is 53 feet not including the height of the coconut trees!

Atoll entrance into the lagoon of Fakarava. The atoll's highest elevation is
53 feet not including the height of the coconut trees!

Back in the clear blue waters again! Time to go do some exploring.

Back in the clear blue waters again! Time to go do some exploring.

Gargoyle relaxing after the 5000 nautical mile sail, planning to spend a week to 10 days here taking in the sights.

Gargoyle relaxing after the 5000 nautical mile sail, planning to spend a week to 10 days here taking in the sights.

Arms in the air is a welcoming sign where are arms down signaled aggression. One up, one down......no one seemed to know.

Arms in the air is a welcoming sign where are arms down signaled aggression. One up, one down......no one seemed to know.

 SY GARGOYLE 🇺🇸   Kevin & Carla - Beneteau 50′

Kevin
Carla

13) TRACKING THE 22' PACIFIC POSSE  FLEET 
BROUGHT TO YOU BY PREDICT WIND

Tracking

Visit https://pacificposse.com/tracking to view the progress of the 22 South Pacific Posse Fleet. 
To be added visit https://pacificposse.com/add-to-tracking

14) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new-panama-canal-graphic.jpg

15) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

16) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

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YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Local hunter and his trusty side kicks. They hunt the wild goats left on the islands from the 1700 and 1800 sailors who needed a provisioning after the long sail across the Pacific.

Local hunter and his trusty side kicks. They hunt the wild goats left on the
islands from the 1700 and 1800 sailors who needed a provisioning after
the long sail across the Pacific.

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