In May 2017, a small sailboat named Sea Nymph set sail from Honolulu, Hawaii with two crew members and supplies for four months across the Pacific Ocean. Despite being fully stocked with food and supplies, the boat suffered damage during a “force 11” storm and typhoon. It was eventually spotted four months later, still afloat. The two sailors were rescued by the United States Navy.
What Happened to Sail Naha?
A COVID-19 test performed on the passenger’s blood revealed that the man had the virus. The Hong Kong native had been suffering from a fever and cough since January 19th. He sought medical attention on January 30th, and medical personnel administered a COVID-19 test on him.
Kareliya was monitored by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force minesweeper JS Kuroshima (MSC-692) and by JMSDF P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft sailing on the go, both based at Naha Air Base, Okinawa. Kareliya also received help from the Okinawan Coast Guard.
The Naha tug-of-war is one of the most popular events in Okinawa. It takes place at the Kumoji Intersection, which cuts through downtown Naha. Two car monorails are available to take you there. The event has several aspects, including a traditional performance and a flag parade.