RUMBA Sails with 'Spirit of Malabo' Onboard


By The Maritime Executive 01-27-2015 03:20:20

A container carrying the twenty-four foot Brazilian built ocean rowboat, Spirit of Malabo, left the Port of Cap Haitian on Saturday en-route to Port Everglades Terminals (PET) in Florida aboard Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation vessel RUMBA.

The oarsman, Victor Mooney of Queens, New York who successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean last year from the Canary Islands to Saint Martin, French West Indies in one-hundred and twenty-nine days, was robbed off the coast of Haiti and had to stop his row. Mr. Mooney’s row was in honor of his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to encourage voluntary HIV testing.

Mr. Mooney tried the Atlantic Ocean crossing three times over a ten year period without success. When the container arrives in Florida, the boat will be transported on land to Spencer Boat Company for service. After the boat is structurally repaired and tested, Mr. Mooney will continue the final 1,500 mile row to New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.

The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power also witnessed Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation vessel RUMBA in the port as well. Ambassador Power was part a United Nations Security Council Delegation visiting Haiti over the weekend.

Antillean Marine Shipping Corp., a family-owned and operated company has been a major marine company since 1963. Antillean Marine operates from Port Everglades Terminals (PET) with regular liner service to ports in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and Panama. 

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