Spirit of Malabo, recovered and en-route to Miami, Florida by ocean carriar.
Never Give Up * Pa Bay Le Gan * Nunca
Te Rindas * Nunca Desista * N'abandonnez Jamais * 永不放棄
The Spirit of Malabo presented
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea
and supported by
H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Head of State
Masapalamos, Gran Canaria Canary Islands
St. Martin French Caribbean
Sint Maarten Dutch Caribbean
Tortola, British Virgin Islands B.V.I.
Farjardo, San Juan, Arecibo y Aguadilla Puerto
Samana, Puerta Plata y Monte Cristi Dominican
Tortuga Island Haiti
Don't be afraid, get tested for HIV/AIDS
MIAMI, Florida - "Miami based Spencer Boat Company is on standby to repair the boat and so I can complete
the final 1,500 mile row to New York”, Victor Mooney said. The rower expects to launch the Spirit of Malabo at the Miami
International Boat Show in February.
Spencer Boat Company is a full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair
of the world’s finest yachts and vessels. Work is of the highest international standards and meets Classification Societies
requirements, including ABS, Lloyds, and US Coast Guard Regulations (including Inspected Passenger Vessels).
Goree Island, Senegal - Matar Kane, Senegal Gendermarine, Jay Thomas, US Embassy Dakar, Victor Mooney, and Rev. Herbert
Goree Challenge IV - The Spirit of Malabo is a project
for the South African Arts International (SAAI). SAAI is a New York State registered not-for-profit organization. The Mission
of SAAI is to promote multimedia events in venues all over the world; to exhibit the works of artist, artisans, musicians,
scholars and professionals; to facilitate worldwide cultural understanding; disseminate and exchange international
art and culture; to provide scholarships, sponsor cultural events and artistic seminars; to increase awareness of global
pandemic of HIV/AIDS; and to finance these activities through soliciting contributions and funding from both private
and public resources.
Monte, Cristi, Dominican Republic – Victor Mooney hit a home run with recruiting Osvaldo José (Pichardo)
Virgil, the first Major League Baseball player from the Dominican Republic to help fight against AIDS.
El Sida/ Beisbol Fights AIDS will be a national HIV/AIDS campaign run by the citizens of the Dominican Republic throughout
the island. Active players will be solicited to make a contribution towards this initiative with every home run, stolen base,
no hitter or strikeouts achieved during games. Billboards will be erected with specific messages to support the campaign.
In Monte Cristi, Mooney visited Hospitial Provincial Padre Fantino HIV/AIDS wing where Dr. Espinal briefed the rower on the
challenges of fighting the disease. Mooney was moved by the physician desire to end the epidemic.
NEW YORK CITY, New York (September 2012) - Equatorial Guinea Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E.
Anatolio Ndong Mba, during a wreath laying ceremony at African Burial Ground.
Equatorial Guinea has overcome the barriers
that have discouraged private investment and there is no turning back. Electric power now covers the entire country, the country's
highway system is 80 percent complete, and has modern ocean ports and airports. The nation has developed organs for more efficient
public administration. It has also developed its social infrastructure, totally reforming the education system and creating
technical training schools and a modern university. It has built and staffed hospitals, provided potable water, and modernized
its telecommunications system, including making the Internet available.
Equatorial Guinea's geostrategic position,
political stability, and the progress it has made in development create ideal conditions for investment.