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The New Boats

by Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV
The New Boats
Mar 5, 2020

A New Boat is Born

Fisherman in Tombo celebrate their New Boat!
Fisherman in Tombo celebrate their New Boat!

It was a joyous and colorful day in the Tombo community with local music and dance as a new boat touches water for the first time. It is the newest boat in Pa Seaport’s fleet. During the rains his son Sullay's boat was totally destroyed, but they managed to save enough funds to build this beautiful new vessel they name 'Bondo Fera'.

As part of our community's tradition, many turned up to lend a hand as Sullay and Pa Seaport push their boat to the water. These amazing women are an important part of this community, working as fishmongers, fish smokers, and many are also wives of the fisherman. It is a sight to see as they hold on to the rope in pole positions in front of the boat, singing and dancing as they worked together while the drummers are sounding their drums. they work this way until the boat touched water. They are happy to help, but they are also celebrating because the more local boats there are in their waters and the more their fisherman are given the chance to fish freely the more they will be able to provide meals for their families and homes. They are also praying that foreign boats fishing illegally and into the breading zones will soon stop. 

Wudie was also present representing the Antisanal fishermens Union, because he believe together as one people they can raise a community they always call home (Tombo) and they will be able to fight a just fight against foreign vessels.

Blessings to you all,

The New Boats Production Team

Local women help pull the boat to the water
Local women help pull the boat to the water
The New Boat at sea and fishing!
The New Boat at sea and fishing!
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Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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