Environment - The Plastiki - Sydney, at last, after 130 days and 8000 miles

Tuesday, July 27, 2010   (Image © Plastiki)
 Environment  The Plastiki  Sydney, at last, after 130 days and 8000 miles
After 130 days and 8000 miles, Sailing News friend David de Rothschild, his 60-foot plastic-bottle cat ‘Plastiki’ and the intrepid crew have reached Sydney, Australia, the final destination of their cross-Pacific voyage from San Francisco, CA. Yesterday they arrived at Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, to the welcome of family, friends and supporters. The ‘Plastiki’ was officially greeted by Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Phillip Black and the US Ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich. The pursuit of this ocean expedition that started in March in San Francisco was to alert the world to the effects of single-use plastics on the health of the oceans and its inhabitants. The boat will be on public display for the next month at the ANMM. Read their blog and see the gallery.


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