Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Ocean’

Better Days – on SV Concordia

March 6, 2010

A dramatic rescue at sea was the happy end to a harrowing 40 hours at adrift for the 64 people who were on board the SV Concordia before it sank off the coast of Brazil.

The ship had been a floating home/school for students from Canada.

Marine Dewailly was part of the class in 2003-2004 — back in the better days of the program. She sends this snapshot taken somewhere in the Pacific Ocean by then classmate Robin Charters.

Jumping for fun, Not for survival.

“Class afloat is a program for 11-12 th grade students and university students … We all applied to be considered for selection! We sailed around the Pacific ocean for a year! We went to Hawai, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu,  New Caledonia, Fiji,  Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam , Japan, Russia, and Alaska. It was the best experience of my life…I’m sad to know that now no one will be able to experience it since the ship is at the bottom of the sea.”

-Marine D.