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Okeanos Traditional Sailing for Future Solutions (doing business as ‘Okeanos Marianas’) is a non-profit company located on the island of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Our company operates a 50-foot, double-hull Polynesian Vaka, Okeanos Ambassador, to provide safe and affordable passenger and cargo service between the Mariana Islands.  We are a team committed to promoting sustainable transportation and the rich cultural knowledge and values that have sustained seafaring traditions and the people of these islands for centuries.

Our Team

Staff

Andrea Carr
Captain / Crew

Jerry Joseph
Captain / Crew

Tehani Kirby
Captain / Crew

Leo Pangelinan
Managing Director

Cecilio Raiukiulipiy
Captain

Cecilia Selepeo
Crew

Thelma Sitauo
Crew

Scott Suzuki
Crew

Raymond (Ray) Tebuteb
Cultural Advisor

Volunteer Crew

DJ Olopai, Frank Kapileo, Erin Derrington

previous team members

Michael Finey
Crew

Devin Noisom
Crew

John M. Sablan
Crew

Sesario Sewralur
Master Navigator

India Tabellini
Okeanos Trainer

Steve Tawake
Okeanos Trainer


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