Transatlantic rowboat Spirit of Malabo heads to United Nations
Brooklyn, New York – Victor Mooney announced that on September 18, the Spirit of Malabo will be presented to the United Nations as a global symbol for the fight against AIDS.
Over the course of ten years and three failed transatlantic rowing attempts, heads of state, global health institutions, civil society, corporations, clergy, governments, individuals and maritime communities have helped sustain this project.
On Mooney’s landfall in Sint Maarten, emergency repairs were carried out on Spirit of Malabo by Custom Fit Marine, with the support of Island Water World, after the vessel was damaged by a white tip shark.
Later, further repairs were carried out on Spirit of Malabo by RMK Merrill Stevens in Miami, after Mooney was reportedly attacked by pirates in Haitian waters. More emergency repairs were carried out by Everett Marine in Columbia, North Carolina, before Mooney fulfilled his dream and completed his arduous voyage.