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RUMBA Sails with 'Spirit of Malabo' Onboard

Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation Puts Rower Back On Course

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.

New York Man Rows to Cuba

Lt. Carlos Paredes of Dominican Republic Navy welcomes Victor Mooney of Queens, New York to Ocean World Marina in Puerta Plata last week. Mooney has rowed from the coast of Africa and will end his journey in New York City. The rower is honoring his brother who died of AIDS and to promote voluntary HIV testing.

Victor Mooney, of Queens, New York and his Brazilian built rowboat, The Spirit of Malabo, are about eight hundred miles from Miami. He must first get through Cuba. Mooney began his transatlantic row on February, 19 from the coast of Africa to honor his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to advocate voluntary HIV testing. This is Mooney’s fourth attempt at this feat and the furthest point he has reached. He has overcome eighty pound weight loss and a shark attack. Mooney broke his oars twice…

New York Atlantic Rower Reaches Mid Point

Victor Mooney: Image credit the photographer

Victor Mooney, 48, of Queens, in  a 24ft Brazilian custom made ocean rowboat, 'Spirit of Malabo',  reports that in his fourth bid for a transatlantic crossing and furthest so far, he is now halfway across. Mooney departed Maspolamas, Gran Canaria, off the coast of Africa on February 19, 2014 bound for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) – a 3,000 mile row. He adds that after a resupply in the BVI, he will row another 1,800 miles to New York. Mooney explains that his journey is designed to encourage voluntary HIV Testing and raise funds for AIDS.

Transatlantic Row to Encourage HIV Testing

Victor Mooney and a port worker in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Victor Mooney of Flushing, New York, reunited with his 24' rowboat christended the Spirit of Malabo over the weekend. Mooney and his vessel are currently at Pasito Blanco Yacht Club in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands is an archipelago of islands located off the coast of Morocco in West Africa. After some technical installations and a favorable offshore forecast, Mooney will row 5,000 miles to Brooklyn, New York. The rower hopes his journey will encourage voluntary HIV testing.

Transatlantic Rower Briefs UN Ambassador

Victor Mooney of Queens with H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations. The rower brief the diplomat on his plans to row across the Atlantic Ocean to encourage voluntary HIV testing.

Victor Mooney of Queens briefed H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations on his upcoming 5,000-mile solo transatlantic row on Thursday. Afterwards, Mr. Mooney went into detail on his preferred rowing route and discussed the importance of having a formative support team. The Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, is the principal sponsor for the Goree Challenge. The rower recently met his patron during the United Nations General Assembly in September and emphasized the importance of voluntary HIV testing. Mr.

MSC Delivers Rowboat for Global HIV Testing Campaign

 The Spirit of Malabo exits an MSC shipping container at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday.  (Photo: MSC)

The Goree Challenge is a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York. Kingsborough Community College is providing technical assistance for the ocean rowboat, christened The Spirit of Malabo. The Spirit of Malabo, a 24-foot ocean rowboat, arrived at Kingsborough Community College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) on Thursday from Brazil. The Spirit of Malabo will be used for a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York's Brooklyn Bridge, with a re-supply in the British Virgin Islands later this year.

Maritime Exhibition: Greek Humanity at Sea

Chinese Evacuees arrive in Greece and Victor Mooney with Chen Shun of XINHUA News Agency on Goree Island, Senegal.

South African Arts International announces plans to mount a photo exhibition during the WMRC 2011 in Shanghai, China next month. "Greeks are the guardians of the sea. Their long history of saving lives at sea is extraordinary", said Victor Mooney from his home in Queens, New York, an invited speaker for the the World Maritime Rescue Congress 2011 (WMRC 2011) and founder of South African Arts International (SAAI). "In addition to sharing my survival on a life raft for 14 days and being rescued by MV Norfolk…

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