MARIGOT:—- The Caribbean Sail Training member vessel “EENDRACHT” closed off a busy and successful Caribbean season when leaving the Port of Galisbay Marigot last Thursday.
The tall ship came to St.Martin from Holland in December. They made a stop over here to pick up some trainees, bunker fuel and provisioning and left on route to Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and back to Curacao.
About 25 trainees from Kazakstan came on board in Curacao a few weeks ago and sailed to St.Martin.
They are now en route sailing the Trans Atlantic crossing from Marigot back to Rotterdam in Holland.
Mr.Alberic Ellis and his staff of the Galisbay Port hosted the vessel again at the pier to allow for provisioning, crew changes and fuel bunkering.
The port de Marigot will also host the famous CST member Tall Ship Picton Castle in the next weeks and offer an “Open Ship day” for the public in cooperation with CST and the Maritime School of the West Indies. Exact dates will be announced soon.
An other Caribbean Sail Training member vessel the WYLDE SWAN will do a Maritime Experience Day sail with youngsters from the St.Dominic High School on Thursday March 3 during the Commodores Cup of the Heineken Regatta.
The Wylde Swan will team up with the tall ship Mercedes during part of the trip to allow helicopter and chase boat photo shoots. If the Picton Castle is around at the same time, Caribbean Sail Training will try to have that vessel participating also.
Several other Sail Training Vessels are sailing around in the Caribbean and more are expected to visit St.Maarten and St.Martin in the coming months.
Source: St. Martin News Network STV EENDRACHT finalises successful season in Marigot.