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Peruvian row boat washes ashore on Onemak Island


July 16, 2004

By Jan Waddell, Reporter

Below see the chart of the route of  The Le Shark Brittany Rose across the Pacific
Last month an abandoned single-man oceanrowing vessel was located on Onemak Island in the Kwajalein Atoll.
The KPD Marine Police located the vessel June 20 during their mid-Atoll corridor sweep.

"It looked like a big yellow kayak on the beach," KPD Lt. Gail Fabrizio said.He added when they went ashore, he was surprised at what they had found. The Marine Police returned to Onemak July 6 to recover the vessel.

Fabrizio searched the internet to find out more about the vessel and located the owner, Andrew Halsey and information about his different attempts to cross the Pacific Ocean in the Le Shark Brittany Rose.
The 26.5-foot Le Shark Brittany Rose, is a one-of-a-kind vessel built by Nick Bailey, according to the Ocean Rowing Society website

Halsey named his vessel after his daughter Brittany  Rose.
Halsey navigated his first and only successful ocean rowing experience in April 1997 when he launched from the Canary Islands. On Aug. 23, he landed on St. Lucia.
On July 15, 1999 Halsey set out on his second ocean rowing adventure from San Diego, Calif, bound for Sydney, Australia. The Dae Hae, a Korean fishing ship, rescued him after 267 days at sea.

Halsey began his third attempt at a Pacific crossing in 2002. He left from Callao, Peru on Nov. 25, bound once again for Australia.
After 129 days at sea the United States Coast Guard rescued him 812 miles northwest of the Galapagos Islands. His vessel the Le Shark Brittany Rose was set adrift.


The Le Shark Brittany Rose was used by Andrew Halsey on his ocean rowing attempt.

 Photo by Jan Waddall

According to Fabrizio, Halsey's vessel was equipped with a Global Positioning Satellite, a water making system and solar panels, but much of the equipment is damaged or lost.
"I would like to get it back to the rightful owner," Fabrizio said.


The route of  Le Shark Brittany Rose across the Pacific

after she was abandoned on April  02 2003

In 129 days Andrew was  2216 miles (3566 km) (1925 n/miles) from the start point in Callao, Peru = 17 miles per day

In 436 days Le Shark Brittany Rose covered 6080 miles (9785 km) (5284nautical miles) = 14 miles per day

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