22 Jul 2010

Plastiki due to complete epic Pacific voyage early next week

1:34 pm on 22 July 2010

Environmental campaigners who have sailed across the Pacific on a boat made of plastic bottles will get a warm welcome when they end their epic voyage in Sydney early next week.

Organisers of the 10,000 nautical mile trip from San Francisco to Australia remain uncertain about the exact timing of the arrival of Plastiki, a catamaran created from 12,500 plastic bottles.

New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally is scheduled to meet the boat's crew as they arrive at the National Maritime Museum, with next Monday looking the most likely day.