Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport Ltd. is part of the Okeanos Foundation’s Pan-Pacific vaka network and located in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. Every Tuesday at 7pm our crew departs from Port Vila to the Shepherd Islands where the vaka arrives in the morning. In the afternoon, the vaka leaves the Shepherd Islands transporting root crops back to Port Vila.

As climate change related-issues are rising, Okeanos proposes alternative ways of traveling for communities and tourists as well as raising awareness about environmental issues.

Our wonderful Vaka Motu has been especially designed for inter-islands journeys. This traditional Polynesian canoe is entirely green, purely operated by the wind, the sun and powered by coconut oil.

The Okeanos Vanuatu and its crew have helped with disaster relief by delivering crops and seedlings to the different islands where the agricultural world was weakened and intend to continue helping Vanuatu, one of the most threatened countries in the world.

OKEANOS MISSION GOALS INCLUDE:

Sustainable Sea Transportation
Climate Change Preparedness
Traditional Knowledge
Disaster Relief Assistance
Innovative Research Platforms
Work Force Development
Transformative, Place-Based Education
Environmental Advocacy
Gender Equality


Willy
Dane

Crew Member

Winnifa
Mael

Crew Member

Joshua
Tavo

Engineer

Melvin
Tom

Captain

Michele
Wilson

Operation Manager

Adjay
Zedrack

Engineer



Okeanos Vanuatu is part of the Okeanos Foundation Pan-Pacific Network