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It's our prayerful hope that this final mission will also raise the tide of humanity between the US & Cuba - Don Victor Mooney

New York, New York (September 1, 2017) - South African Arts International, Ltd has submitted a application for a permit so the Spirit of Malabo can enter Cuban waters under the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) general license classification for humanitarian project to the US Coast Guard. The humanitarian project that is being undertaken is a continuation of the Goree Challenge, which encompassed a transatlantic row from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to New York's Brooklyn Bridge.
 
En-route to the United States, Mr. Mooney robbed by pirates in Haitian waters. The boat was recovered and sent to Miami for repairs; thereafter, he continued to New York. The mission was for the fight against HIV/AIDS and to memorialize African ancestors that died during the transatlantic slave trade and those that endured a life of servitude on the plantations in the Americas and Caribbean.
 
Victor Mooney and the Spirit will re-enter the water one final time for a historic row from Cuba to Key West, Florida beginning in early February 2018. The host for this event is Club Nauctico International Hemingway in Havana, Cuba. After arrival in Key West, the Spirit of Malabo will be sent to Equatorial Guinea for permanent exhibition.

GC Media, Lisa Samuels, gcmedia@gmail.com


Cuba to Key West, his final row
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February 2018
Rowing Route: Matanzas to Cojimar to Havana to Key West, Florida

Humanitarian Visit to Cuba | August 13 thru 20, 2017

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Friendship with Club Nauctico de Hemingway (Havana).

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Thanking Cuba for their humanitarian goodwill (Havana).

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Embracing Castillo de San Servino (Matanzas).

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Remembering the life of Ernest Hemingway (Cojimar).

After three failed attempts and four boats in a ten year period, Victor Mooney finally reached New York waters.

In 2006, his homemade boat last thirty minutes and Senegalese coast guard rescued him. In 2009, his water systems failed and was rescued near Guinea-Bissau. In 2011, his boat took on water and survived 14 days drifting in the Atlantic Ocean from a life raft until he was rescued.

On his fourth try, shark damaged his boat, lost 80lbs., and had no food for nearly sixty days, but he perservered against all odds. Mr. Mooney departed from Maspalomas, Gran Canaria on February 19, 2014 and landed at New York's Brooklyn Bridge on November 28, 2015.

He became the first African-American to row across any ocean. Mr. Mooney also has Equatorial Guinea nationality and calls home Oyala, the country's new capital. 

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Victor Mooney arriving at Brooklyn Bridge Park shoreline.

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