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Sustainably managing island transport

Sustainably managing island transport

WILMER JOELWaan Aelon in Majel (WAM) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (the German international development agency known as GIZ) organized a closing ceremony of the Low Carbon Sea Transport Inside-Lagoon Boat Workshop last week at WAM compound. For the workshop WAM and GIZ partnered up with the local governments of Kwajalein, Ujae, Lae, […]

WAM team cranking out boats

WAM team cranking out boats

A three-month workshop involving boatbuilders from four outer islands is seeing various boats taking shape in the Waan Aelon in Majel workshop in Delap. The WAM team and the boatbuilders from Lae, Ujae, Kwajalein and Aur are working on three projects that need to be completed before Christmas. They are building one WAMCat catamaran, one […]

Making cargo canoes at WAM

Making cargo canoes at WAM

EVE BURNS Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) launched last month its latest three-month boat building program for the outer islands as part of a project called the Low Carbon Sea Transport inside-lagoon boat building workshop. The workshop is part of the transitioning away from fossil fuel engine boats to sustainable, locally designed and built vessels. […]

Marshallese canoes built in EU

Marshallese canoes built in EU

GIFF JOHNSON Marshallese style boats are being designed and built by skilled builders in the Marshall Islands, naturally enough, but also in places that one might not expect, such as Europe. Here in Majuro, Waan Aelon in Majel has designed and built what they call a “carro proa.” The WAM team built it in three […]

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Cruising on Kõto im Al

Waan Aelon in Majel (Canoes of the Marshall Islands) held a launching ceremony for their collaborative project, the WAM vessel that has been named “Kõto im Al” (Wind and Sun). Afterwards, participants were able to ride the vessel around the lagoon for a short cruise using an outboard engine powered by solar panels.The project is […]

SV Kwai’s new phase

SV Kwai’s new phase

A hands-on sailing training jointly implemented by GIZ and the Ministry of Transportation was held last Thursday on SV Kwai cargo ship. During its six months in RMI, the Kwai has played an active role in hauling copra from the outer islands to Tobolar for milling, and transporting goods to remote islands for sale. With […]