Earthrace has lousy stop in Puerto Rico

Posted By on May 7, 2008

Pete BethuneThe Earthrace crew is almost to the Panama as of the evening of May 7th (MAP) after a bad fuel stop in Puerto Rico. The ship carrying the biodiesel fuel for Earthrace had mechanical problems and was able to make it to port. The talented groundcrew scrambled to find a new source of biodiesel on Puerto Rico, unfortunately the best they could do was to find a company to make some fresh biodiesel. The process took time and kept them in port for 30 hours (28 more than planned). The “crew are all just flat and disappointed” after this stop and Captain Pete Bethune continued to express concern in his latest radio report about a Panama Canal strike which could slow their transit through the Central American canal. Stay tuned.


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