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April 25, 2005

Great news from the Cape Pakarang Boatyard

Scott had loads of great news this weekend from the Pakarang Boatyard.

•The first tsunami boat has been repaired and is ready to be painted.

•Through help from local fishermen (and Kon, one of the boatyard crew), Scott was able to locate two fresh keels for building the next two boats, which are starting today.

•Prince Andrew, of England, is donating 500,000 baht to the project, which will enable the building of four new boats from scratch! That's four Pakarang families who will be able to get back on the water before waiting futilely for help from the government that may never come.

Posted by sedda at April 25, 2005 08:41 AM