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Police in the South Pacific are investigating how a yacht carrying a decomposed body and £78m worth of cocaine washed up on a deserted tropical island. Australian detectives said international law agencies had been monitoring the 13m (42ft) vessel, called JeReVe, from when it left South America until they lost contact with it last month. Two divers discovered the boat off Tonga's Vava'u island group and found a man's body when they went on board. "Also located on board that vessel were 204, 1kg (2.2lb) blocks of cocaine destined for the Australian market," acting national manager for serious and organised crime David Sharpe told a news conference. The yacht, which Tongan authorities were unable to search initially because of difficult tidal conditions and its remote location, was event...
Shipyard crew works tirelessly after nightfall to drydock a miliutary patrol boat.
Visit Neiafu (Vava'u), Tonga - Neiafu (Vava'u), Tonga Cruises - Neiafu (Vava'u), Tonga Tours Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=World1Tube Vava’u is a group of more than 50 islands in Tonga, about 150 miles north of Tongatapu. They are either raised coral limestone or coral atolls. The beautiful harbour opposite the main town of Neiafu (known as the Port of Refuge Harbour) is a common destination for yachties sailing the South Pacific. The waters of the islands are known for their clarity, it being said that you can see the bottom at 40 metres. The area attracts many humpback whales between June and November and there are lots of companies organising tours to see them. There are numerous places to stay, to suit most budgets See Neiafu...
After pure isolation in an uncharted reef, we were ready to sail back into civilization. Woozy kava ceremonies, mischievous thieves and late nights with good friends including La Vagabonde and Starry Horizons. The Kingdom of Tonga was a different flavor of fun! Enjoy! -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. For more adventures, visit us at: http://couchsailors.com http://facebook.com/couchsailors http://instagram.com/couchsailors Want to support us by chipping in for coffee or an hour of internet so we can continue uploading sailing and adventure travel videos? Please visit: http://patreon.com/couchsailors -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. COUCHSAILORS: We are a couple sailing around the world. We saved ...
The squealing pig knows it's fate. We're not too sure about getting on this boat, it's needs to cross the rough Pacific sea and the safety record of these boats is not too. Very rough journey
After a few days in Tonga’s main town of Neiafu, provisioning, learning about local traditions and folklore, we were ready to explore the seemingly endless gems of the islands nearby. For the next week we swam with whales, spearfished octopus, kayaked in Tongan royal caves and tried making our own soundtrack! Enjoy! -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. For more adventures, visit us at: http://couchsailors.com http://facebook.com/couchsailors http://instagram.com/couchsailors Want to help keep us out of office jobs and making videos full time for your enjoyment? Please visit: http://patreon.com/couchsailors -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. COUCHSAILORS: We are a couple sailing around the world. We saved ...
Rarely seen !!! Mother Nature creating havoc on anchored boats as seen in this footage. Anchored in Lahaina, Maui where we encountered huge, destructive waves generated by Hurricane Iniki. Please support us on http://patreon.com/sailingemeraldsteel or https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YH6N8TYGPJ5D6
Competition winner of the professional section of the Royal dutch rowing and sailing club "De Maas", for a rowing sailing camping boat. The brief was strict, the winning design basically was NOT for the Klinker hull presented here, but for the glass/carbon nomex version. This rendering is an attempt at visualizing a klinker hull.
--Sold-- Scooter is a 48' Amel Maramu center cockpit ketch designed for blue water cruising and ocean passage making. She thrives at sea, hosting all aboard with easy sailing and days of comfortable ocean passages. Scooter is extremely well equipped, meticulously maintained, continuously upgraded, and recently refitted so that the only thing one must do is haul out, re-paint the bottom, provision, and sail away on the adventure of your life. Please make an appointment to come by and view her in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Visit her listing on Yacht World for full specifications: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1984/Amel-Maramu-48-Ketch-2229508/Fort-Lauderdale/FL/United-States. Call 954 522 8650.
A friend brought a rotten old 33 ft ketch in tonga. Me and another mate flew up to help him get her seaworthy over 14weeks. then the owner and i sail her to fiji. Shes a wooden philips rhodes doudle ended ketch.
Rebellious Fijian Colonel Mara was rescued in a covert operation by the VOEA Savea patrol boat, part of the Tongan Navy fleet of patrol boats. The boat is armed with 7.62 mm machine guns, and 12.7 mm machine gun. Mara is now under the protection of the Tongan Royal Family. Fiji Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara had been accused of sedition and being part of a plot to overthrow the military dictatorship of Voreqe Bainimarama. Like most natives of Lau Group in Fiji, Mara has strong links afamily ties to Tonga. Fiji has since issued a warrant for Mara's arrest. May 2011
One of the greatest open boat journeys in maritime history For over 20 years, Don had dreamt of recreating William Bligh's epic voyage of survival, with 18 of his crew, once cast adrift during the Mutiny on the "HMS Bounty" in 1789. Bligh sailed that open long boat ,nearly 4000 miles, over 48 days from Tofua, in the Kingdom of Tonga, all the way to Kupang in West Timor. It is considered one of the greatest open boat journeys in maritime history. While Building "ICE" his new 15.2mtr expedition vessel in China, Don decided it was now or never. Three years of planning and preparation saw him ready to set sail on April 28th 2010, with a crew of three. The "Talisker Bounty Boat" was a 7.3meter open whale boat, loaded to just 40cm of freeboard. It would be an attempt not to be historically corr...
Ten years ago I interviewed the last living whale harpooner in Tonga, he harpooned Humpback whales from rowing boats, sometimes his crew would die, their boat smashed by an angry male humpback. The interview went into my Wildlife Man film " Swimming with Whales" Wildlife Man Films are available for purchase from : www.wildlifeman.myshopify.com
My mom and I were able to hitch a ride on a small boat off of the island of Kauvai with the locals bringing in their crops and other goods to show the King in Ha'apai's annual Agricultural show. They managed to fit an impressive amount of food and people on these boats!
fast boat part II with the tonga kids
We departed from the Tonga Fua-amotu (TBU) Domestic Airport on the main island of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga and flew up to the Lupepau'u Airport located in northern group of islands in Vava'u. This video is our approach and landing in Vava'u at the International airport. You can see the capital of Neiafu as we fly over (where all the boats are.) The airport is located in the northern section of the island just above the town of Leimatu'a.