Thunderbird 1 - Acapulco MX Mission Status

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Thunderbird 1 - Acapulco MX Mission Status

This boat pioneered IRG's approach to humanitarian aid by sea, we regard this beautiful Albin Stratus as our "Scout ship" developing relations in ports along her voyages and providing aid where needed. Though IRG's smallest vessel, she can carry critical medical supplies, provide accommodations for tired doctors and nurses and we hope to install a powerful watermaker (fundraising in progress).

IRG Captain Lou Rodriquez completed installation of Thunderbird 1's permanent Acapulco mooring and arranged shore services, now completing refit for her next mission to Panama.

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Location: Puerto Marquez, Acapulco, Mexico
Members: 21
Latest Activity: Aug 23, 2014

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The Captain

Discussion Forum

Mexico customs and immigration

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Mexico crew advices for luggages

Started by Captain Evelyne Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Before T1 re-launch in La Paz

Started by Captain Evelyne. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 7, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on August 23, 2014 at 6:23pm

Thunderbird 1 was our first "scout boat" mission, to pioneer what we're doing now in the Caribbean station with larger yachts. Captain Evelyne and volunteer crews did an amazing job, having ramifications into the future! We installed a permanent mooring in Acapulco, and she is being looked after by our shore support there. We have been searching for a captain to take her on in the Mexico Pacific station but so far after four attempts, have failed to finnd the right person for a long-term mission.

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on August 23, 2014 at 6:20pm

As far as  can see, all these comments are date stamped. Perhaps your browser is suppressing it?

Comment by John Furey on August 21, 2014 at 5:26pm

Hello, love the mission. Just getting to know your operation. In chasing around the web site I wonder if there is a way to date stamp updates so that their freshness can be known? Both posts here have no date stamps. I take it their recent, although  João de Bruges Fêo Silva Carvalh comment below makes me wonder. Anyway, I'm interested in what you are all doing and understanding more. J

Comment by João de Bruges Fêo Silva Carvalh on August 8, 2014 at 4:41pm

I see the last post on this wall is from September of last year.  Lets get this one back in action!

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on September 18, 2013 at 4:30pm

POSITION: Puerto Marquez, Acapulco, Mexico. STILL EVALUATING SITUATION AFTER STORM MANUEL. COMMUNICATIONS DOWN, AWAITING CONNECTION WITH SHORE SUPPORT.

Our thoughts go out to Restaurant Don Cameron and our shore support man Pancho and his wife, we hope you are well.

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on July 5, 2013 at 11:01am
We are helping Katsumi-San, a singlehanded Japanese sailor doing the entire Pacific round who needed help with local officials here in Mexico.
Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on July 5, 2013 at 11:00am
We have installed a permanent mooring for IRG's North Americas Pacific base! Sailing to Puerto Marquez to assume the mooring and make fast the lines and buoy, we need to label with permanent markers.
Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on June 14, 2013 at 10:41am

I just called the Port Captain in Acapulco to check on Thunderbird 1 - it appears all is well in Bahia del Puerto Marquez, where she is at anchor. Her crewmember left unexpectedly and now we must get more crew there ASAP. One is on the way tomorrow, our plan is to relocate her to a safer anchorage in Zihuatanejo.

Comment by Sean Matthews on April 16, 2013 at 7:56am

Congratulations to Evelyne and the T1 crew on a great mission! It is great IRG could contribute to the need of the community in Zihuatanejo! I really enjoyed seeing the story unfold in the photos documenting the highlights and obstacles of the trip. Cheers!

Comment by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on April 14, 2013 at 6:29pm

Anahi Toledo Salgado, Communications Coordinator of the DIF: "All the time we speak of humility that describes people like you, who always seek to exploit all journeys in life, to cover benefits to others, unknown, such as our trustees chaired by Mrs Wendy Carbajal (pictured), First Lady of Municipality and Mr. Jose Angel Lara who coordinates the Civil Protection Directorate of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa."

Reported by Captain Evelyne commanding IRG vessel Thunderbird 1, in a meeting in Zihuatanejo after the crew delivered supplies to underprivileged schoolchildren.

 
 
 

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Discussion Forum

Mexico customs and immigration

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Crew, I have assembled all ship's documentation in a nice binder entitled "Thunderbird 1".As for clearing customs and immigration, the "bible" is Latitude 38's,…Continue

Mexico crew advices for luggages

Started by Captain Evelyne Mar 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Space is limited on T1 so please pack your luggages smartly! No rigid suitcase. Max 2 bags per person. No need for pillow.On top of a set of clothe, a couple underwear, your toothbrush and…Continue

Before T1 re-launch in La Paz

Started by Captain Evelyne. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Mar 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Updated on march 24th- Print documents and go to Custom office- Take apart the head, clean and lube every part and reassemble- Loosen jammed seacock- Clean the haul of barnacles- Clean the inside of…Continue

Commissioning Thunderbird 1 - job list

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Sep 28, 2012. 11 Replies

Updated: 15-Sep-12 13:00 PSTSourcing (* = desirable, ** = vital)** Roll-up inflatable dinghy or small rigid dinghy, with oars* Outboard motor* Solar panel * Watermaker (about 35 gallons/day) * Wheel…Continue

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