2003-09 Spirit of Solomons #6 with Island Explorations
After more than two decades of service, World Discoverer struck an uncharted reef in the Solomon Islands‘ Sandfly Passage on Sunday, April 30, 2000. A ferry answered the stricken ship’s distress call and carried her passengers to safety. Meanwhile Captain Oliver Kruess and his crew heroically grounded World Discoverer in Roderick Bay to avoid sinking.Listing 46 degrees to starboard, the rusting vessel languishes near the shore of Roderick Bay, Solomon Islands, where it has become both a tourist attraction and an object of local looting.
Sandfly Passage, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, October 3, 2003
Losiolen, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, October 13, 2003
Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, October 16, 2003
Solomon Islands Map
6th trip - September 28 to October 18, 2008