The ship in which Victor Mooney was about to cross the Atlantic was rescued after suffering an attack by pirates in Haiti. President Obiang has supported this initiative from the start with an altruistic purpose: to raise funds for the fight against AIDS.
The Spirit of Malabo, the name of the rowing boat that was about to achieve the big challenge of crossing the Atlantic, is being transported in a merchant ship from Haiti to Florida, in the United States. Once the boat reaches Florida and is repaired, the intention of Mooney is to row 1500 miles to his home in New York.
Victor Mooney tried to cross the ocean, during 2014, to raise funds for AIDS research. His adventure began in the Canary Islands (Spain), and after several months, when he was about to achieve it, he was attacked by sea pirates in the cited Caribbean island, forcing him to stop.
To achieve the transportation of the Spirit of Malabo to the North American country, they had the cooperation of the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations in the area, Ambassador Samantha Power, and the company Antillean Marine Shipping Corporation and the Ambassador Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office