Expedition leader was Torgeir Higraff from Tangaroa Expedition Ingris was able to cross the Pacific Ocean on the balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia. The crew made successful landfall and all returned safely. The crew had spent days on the Pacific Ocean, reaching Easter Island and covering 4, nautical miles 8, km before they requested a rescue Wednesday around nautical miles from Chile "due to atypical winds. No metal was used in the construction. The crew made brief contact with the inhabitants of Angatau Islandbut were unable to land safely. The crew's first sight of land was the atoll of Puka-Puka on July The expedition was led by Spaniard Vital Alsarwho, inled the La Balsa expedition, only on that occasion with one raft and three companions.
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Balsa raft Rahiti Tane sailing from Peru to Easter Island December The Kon-Tiki2 Expedition built and sailed two balsawood rafts from Peru to Easter Island in The rafts were similar to the Kon-Tiki raft built by Thor Heyerdahl in The Kon-Tiki expedition was a journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South . On 7 Novembertwo teams with two balsa rafts Rahiti Tane and Tupac Yupanqui left Lima, Peru for Easter Island.
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Expedition Kon-Tiki2 got its. Kon-Tiki2 expedition to Easter Island, and back again, starting November () After two days on the cargo ship, the Kon-Tiki crew and the.
A navy boat and plane were also dispatched, the latter establishing the exact location of the vessels Thursday.
The Kon-Tiki2 expedition had been sailing two balsa rafts from Peru to Easter Island and back, documenting climate change, marine life and the impact of pollution. The main sail was 4.
The Ra Expeditions English ed. The rafts were beginning to deteriorate and that made the stay of the people on board risky," he said.
Updated AM ET, Fri March 18, The Kon-Tiki2 expedition had been sailing two balsa rafts from Peru to Easter Island and back, documenting climate .
The Las Balsas expedition was the first and so far only multiple-raft crossing of the Pacific Ocean in recent history.
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A documentary motion picture about the expedition, also called Kon-Tikiwas produced from a write-up and expansion of the crew's filmstrip notes and won an Academy Award in A navy boat and plane were also dispatched, the latter establishing the exact location of the vessels Thursday.
The Ra Expeditions English ed. Kon-Tiki: across the Pacific by raft.
The radio receiver used throughout the voyage, a National Radio Company NC, once required a thorough drying out after being soaked when landing in Raratonga.