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Golden Rule delays voyage

The Golden Rule Committee and Veterans For Peace have decided to delay their peace voyage to the Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa and Japan until November or December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus and related restrictions are affecting all the Pacific Islands that the 36-foot anti-nuclear sailboat Golden Rule was planning to visit. The Golden Rule’s voyage aims to continue the legacy of the 1958 peace ship, which attempted to stop U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing of the hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.

The sailboat visited Maalaea Small Boat Harbor in September. It currently is docked in Honolulu and was planning to depart April 1.

The Veterans For Peace project has received about $30,000 in donations for travel and advocacy expenses. While the voyage is delayed until winter, the committee seeks more funds to cover docking and other expenses in Hawaii, a news release said.

For more information or to donate, go to vfpgoldenrule.org.

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