Ship-ashore! Actually it's a traditional canoe, arriving on Guam within minutes of its scheduled

There they are!

At a time when commercial air transportation between Guam and its neighbor Mariana Islands leaves a lot to be desired, the Okeanos Marianas, a traditional Polynesian double-hulled, 50-foot open ocean sailing canoe, is raising new hopes that the ocean transportation of the remote past, can once again provide valuable service.

After leaving Rota and heading to Guam, the Okeanos easily met its promised 8:30 a.m. arrival time, though it hung out off-shore for a while due to questions about how Guam customs inspectors would do their required work.