Ship's log

In late September 2016, the expedition is in the archipelago of Vava'u in Tonga. Fleur de Passion anchors in various spots among the different islands available to the crew, while they continue to register underwater sounds and to take samples of surface water as part of two science programs.

The stopover in Apia, the capital of Samoa, earlier in September enabled for a visit on board of scientists of the Oceanic Regional Environment Programme (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme), invited by the Honorary consul of Switzerland on the island.

Three new crew members joined the boat in Apia: two passengers, Laure and Philippe, and a fourth youth from the socio-educational program Youth at Sea.