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Malama Honua: Ohana Hokulea - Archie Kalepa

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As watch captain and the rescue swimmer aboard the Hokulea, Archie Kalepa is responsible for 3 to 4 people on his watch, as well as making decisions in changing sails, tacking, driving and whatever is needed to make sure that his watch is functioning while they are in watch or at port.

He also sees to it that the crew is healthy and all duties and responsibilities are shared with the individuals that fall under his watch. 

As a rescue swimmer, should an emergency happen where someone fell overboard, he might be called upon to go overboard himself and swim for the person that fell overboard. It's a big responsibility if each rescue swimmer takes it upon him or herself to stay in the best shape while on the canoe.

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