The only transatlantic engine-less cargo vessel Tres Hombres is visiting the port of Barbados again. The flagship of Fairtransport B.V. Shipping and Trading, based in the Netherlands, sails it´s sixth consecutive eight months lasting voyage.
The trip started in October in the Netherlands and will end in June 2015. Ports in Norway, the U.K. France, Portugal and on the Canarian and Capeverdian Islands have yet been attended. Ahead are the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Bonaire and the Dominican Republic to load, among other things, rum, cacao beans, coffee and chocolate bars. Now on board are ten barrels of organic French wine, which stay in the hold for aprox. 10 months to age, and five barrels of Tres Hombres La Palma rum. On the way back the Tres Hombres will visit the Açores, Ireland,the U.K again, Belgium and the journey will end where it started, in the Netherlands..
To start a revolution in cargo sailing two Dutch and an Austrian sailing friends founded the company, built the Tres Hombres and started Fairtransport: emission free cargo sailing of sustainable products by wind power only.
On Barbados there will be done a lot of maintainance on the ship and the crew will get opportunities to enjoy the island. Finally the Tres Hombres will sail in the Mount Gay round the island Race.
Cleem Doedens, Fairtransport Communications.
Tres Hombres by Hajo Olij