Roz Savage rowing across the Pacific from
Savage was the first person in 2005 to row across the Atlantic Ocean from
She then rowed from
According to her blog http://rozsavage.com/blog/ and Twitter sites as of 12pm today (Sunday, May 30, 2010), which she updates at sea, she was 45 miles south of
Those who have access to Internet can find out more about Roz including an update on her progress across the
Savage was 200 miles from Madang in the
Melanesian Tourist Services managing director, Sir Peter Barter, was yesterday concerned because of this heavy shipping traffic.
“We have advised the National Marine Safety Authority of her voyage so that ships can be advised to look out, regretfully, this may be a little more difficult for international ships who may not maintain communications with PNG radio,” Sir Peter said.
“It is expected that Savage will arrive in Madang later this week, dependent on currents and weather conditions.
“This quite an amazing voyage as no one before has rowed solo across the Atlantic and now the
“Her main message about her voyage is to raise awareness of climate change, which of course is important in
“Her voyage is well publicised throughout the world and it would be appropriate for a welcome to be made after she completes immigration, customs and quarantine formalities at the Madang Resort marina.
“We will then allow Roz Savage to moor the boat inside the lagoon at
“We understand that Roz Savage will be in Madang for around four weeks, where she has been given accommodation at the Madang Resort and MTS will take care of the boat until it is shipped to
Sir Peter said MTS was arranging for a flotilla of traditional canoes and boats to make Savage welcome in Madang, and for Madang to have the opportunity to gain as much publicity as possible and to take advantage of the awareness to climate change.